Mood Indigo

Though most of the people who read this site probably don’t speak French, you’re likely all going to want to watch the French trailer for Michel Gondry’s new film L’écume des jours (or Mood Indigo when we get a trailer in English) anyway. There really isn’t much talking here, and Gondry’s work is so visual that you’ll get the gist of what’s going on anyway. And Audrey Tautou… well, she does adorable in any language.

The basic premise of the film seems to be that Tautou and Romain Duris are in love, they live in a magical world that resembles Gondry’s imagination more so than it does the world we live in, and everyone is happy. If this movie could be compared to anything else, it would have to be something whimsical and visual that Gondry has done like The Science of Sleep, only on steroids. Every frame in this trailer indulges in stylistic flourish, dream-like imagery, and strange little gadgets. It’s like every other Gondry movie you’ve ever watched threw up on the screen, and it’s quite a bit of fun to take in. So give it a go. Mood Indigo doesn’t yet appear to have a North American release date, but if you live in France or are looking for an excuse to visit, you can see it on April 24.

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