That major bidding war David Poland predicted, if it ever materialized in earnest, is now over. Warner Independent quietly revealed this afternoon that they have picked up North American rights to Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep for something in the neighborhood of $6 million. The film had its first North American screening last night, and was apparently coveted by at least four different studios, with Focus rumored to be the leading contender. Warner Independent reportedly put in their bid 20 minutes after the film ended last night, and word on the street is that they won out by agreeing to take fewer territories from French financier Gaumont. Warner's indie arm plans to release the film, which stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and which we'll be reviewing later in the week, platform-style later this year.