First Look: Michel Gondry's Wacky 'Mood Indigo' with Audrey Tatou
Ah, now this is the Michel Gondry I love! While I caught the premiere of his other film The We and the I in Cannes, and didn't care for it much, this looks like he's getting back to his roots, the kind of quirky, kinky, wacky, odd little filmmaking about romance filled with Gondry things. Mood Indigo is an indie romantic fantasy being shot in Paris, and The Playlist got their hands on batch of new photos from Le Monde of the film, and a few behind-the-scenes shots as well. There are miniatures, weird vehicles, and funky but lovely set pieces galore, plus a warm glow to it that reminds me of earlier films (e.g. Science of Sleep). See below!
Here's 10 of our favorite Mood Indigo photos, from the full gallery that originates on Le Monde. Take a look:
Gondry's Mood Indigo, based on Boris Vian's 1947 novel "L'Ecume des jours" (or "Froth on the Daydream"), stars Audrey Tautou as Chloë, a woman who marries an inventor but falls ill during their honeymoon thanks to a water lily that enters her lung, and the only way to treat the ailment is to surround her with fresh flowers — an expense that soon drains his funds. So it's some drama about a woman with a flower growing in her lung. Should certainly be interesting, especially by the looks of it. The cast includes Omar Sy, Jamel Debbouze, Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh, Alain Chabat and Aïssa Maïga. We're not sure of release plans, besides StudioCanal for 2013. It's called L'écume des jours in France. We'll be keeping an eye on this.