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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). watch the trailer >>