New levels of Michel Gondry-ness reached in this latest release, Mood Indigo, based on the novel L’Écume des Jours. Set in Paris, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris play a mad in love couple who face something rather dark in their relationship. A whole stream of clever visual tricks and magic, the story is explained “In a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole, Colin, a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas and best friend Chick, he meets Chloe, the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved’s life…” See, told you it was proper Gondry. This looks pretty amazing. Press play.
Opens April 24 in France, more release dates to follow.