Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) returns behind the camera to bring us Mood Indigo this spring, another fantastical drama that we can’t wait to see.
Led by Audrey Tautou (Amélie) and Romain Duris (The Beat That Skipped My Heart), the first poster for the film debuted earlier in the month. And after a handful of weird and wonderful first images late last year, the underwater setting of the first poster confirmed that this is going to be another great and playful picture from Gondry.
And with its April release in France approaching, the first international trailer has debuted online, and it is brilliant.
Courtesy of Google Translate, the synopsis in English looks a little something like this, with a few tweaks from myself to make it a little more comprehensible:
“The surreal and poetic story of an idealistic and inventive young man, Colin, who meets Chloe, a young woman who appears to be the epitome of a blues Duke Ellington. Their idyllic marriage turns bitter when Chloe falls ill of a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her care in a fantasy Paris, Colin must work under increasingly absurd, while around them their apartment deteriorates and their group of friends, the talented Nicolas, Chick, and the fanatic philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, disintegrates.”
Starring alongside Tautou and Duris will be Omar Sy, Vincent London, Gad Elmaleh, Alain Chabet, Charlotte Le Bon, Aïssa Maïga, and Philippe Torreton.
Gondry is directing from a script by Luc Bossi, who adapts the original 1947 novel, L’écume des jours, by Boris Vian.
Mood Indigo will be released in France on 24th April. Still no word yet on a UK or US release date, but we’re hoping that that will soon change. Whilst we wait, here’s the exquisite first trailer for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.