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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Director: Michel Gondry Run Time: 108 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2004

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson

What is the power of memory? Is it something that can be wiped out in order to move forward in life with less pain or are we simply doomed to repeat ourselves? This philosophical quandary of love and loss is at the very heart of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a surreal science-fiction film written by Charlie Kaufman, directed by Michel Gondry, and starring a multi-color-haired Kate Winslet and sentimental Jim Carrey.

Ellen Kuras (Cinematographer)
Ellen Kuras is an American cinematographer whose body of work includes narrative and documentary films, music videos and commercials in both the studio and independent worlds. One of few female members of the American Society of Cinematographers, she is a pioneer best known for her work in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). She has collaborated with directors such as Michel Gondry, Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Jim Jarmusch, Rebecca Miller, Martin Scorsese and more. She is the three-time winner of the Award for Excellence in Dramatic Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, for her films Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Angela and Swoon, which was her first dramatic feature after getting her start in political documentaries. In 2008, she released her directorial debut, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), which she co-directed, co-wrote, co-produced and shot. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2009. In 2010, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Non-Fiction Filmmaking for the film.