Ethics in Film presents: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind15

Directed by Michel Gondry | USA | 2004 | 1h 48m | Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst

When a middle-aged man discovers that his girlfriend has undergone a procedure to erase him from her memory, he angrily decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he begins to have second thoughts. Acclaimed writer Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich) and visionary director Michel Gondry (The Science of Sleep) team up in this visually brilliant and emotionally rich exploration of love, heartbreak, and memory. Winner of Best Original Screenplay at the 2005 Academy Awards and BAFTA Film Awards.

A one-off screening followed by an expert panel discussion with Angeliki Kerasidou (Associate Professor in Bioethics at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford), Rod Bailey (historian at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford) and Alex McKeown (Research Fellow with the Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (NEUROSEC) group and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford). 


‘Vibrant, warm and deliriously inventive.’
Nev Pierce, BBC








This event is organised by Ethics In Film (Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities) and supported by Reuben College and the Wellcome Trust.


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We showed Ethics in Film presents: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind between June 29, 2023 and June 29, 2023.

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