Artwork by Maria Yaskun
There really aren’t many films out there quite like this one. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind radiates every single emotion and feeling you could possibly dream up of. Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski were perfect for each other but after a painful breakup, she undergoes a procedure that will erase him from her memory. Heartbroken, Joel does the same in spite but quickly realizes that he has made a mistake as he slowly begins to forget.
It’s a fantasy within a fantasy, portraying the realization of the ups and downs of true love; it submerges you into heartbreak and what it really means to be devoted to somebody. Every single scene was shot with a carefree and whimsical tone that at every moment, had a joyful feeling no matter how melancholy it got. In the end, through it all, it reminds you about what is most important: you should forever hold whatever is in your heart dear. You could forget about people, but the feeling that your heart exerts will stay with you forever, even if you’re unaware of it.