Fall in Love With the Trailer for Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo
03.16.13 by Ryan
Break out your French to English dictionaries.
French director Michel Gondry started out his movie-making career as a director of music videos for artists like Bjork and Beck, eventually breaking through with the visually striking, 2004 drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The movie earned Gondry and co-screenwriter Charlie Kaufman an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. We also have Gondry to thank for the current trend of "Sweded" trailers — low-budget recreations using handmade props and effects — thanks to his 2008 comedy Be Kind Rewind. However, after Gondry's 2010 comic book adaptation The Green Hornet, Gondry has stuck with more independent productions like last year's The We And the I and now to his home country for his next effort, Mood Indigo (L 'Ecume des Jours overseas).
Based on the beloved novel by Boris Vian, Mood Indigo follows wealthy inventor Colin (Romain Duris), who falls in love and marries Chloe (Amelie's Audrey Tautou) only to find that she suffers from a rare disease that requires him to surround her with fresh flowers. The trailer for the movie is a visual delight, if not difficult to understand if you don't speak French. We're sure that Mood Indigo will eventually get distribution in the United States, and when it does, we're sure they'll add subtitles. Until then, it's still easy to appreciate the movie's beautiful trailer.
Mood Indigo also stars Omar Sy, who will soon be known to comic book movie fans around the world in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, and will open in France on April 24th. A further boost to Mood Indigo, it looks like Paul McCartney has contributed to the movie's score, so hopefully there's even more incentive to bring it stateside.