Dave likes foreign films and he likes creative directors. It's no surprise then that he likes Michel Gondry, even though Gondry is on the tip of every pretentious hipster's tongue when asked about their favorite movies.
Gondry directed The Science of Sleep, which stars Gael Garcia Bernal, and Dave has huge man-crush on Gael. No surprise that Michel gets Dave points for that.
Gondry recently made a heartwarming movie set in the ghetto. It also stared Jack Black, so of course Dave liked it. He called it "sweet."
So yeah, Gondry may be French (not Spanish) but Dave really likes his films anyway.