The director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's latest project is a surreal love story.
The English language trailer for director Michel Gondry’s latest film, Mood Indigo, was released on Wednesday. That’s the good news for fans of the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet, and sundry weird as crap music videos. The bad news: the film’s in French, which makes sense as the Gondry and the novel the film is based on (Boris Vian’s L'Écume des Jours,) are both French.
The film tells the story of Colin, a wealthy and eccentric French inventor (Romain Duris) who falls in love with a woman, Chloe (Audrey Tautou) Soon after they marry, Chloe becomes ill after a water lily begins growing inside of her. In order for her to survive, Colin must surround her constantly with flowers, which slowly begins to exhaust his wealth. Did I mention Gondry directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? This film is equally, if not more surreal.
Luckily for those who took Spanish or German instead of French in school, the film has English subtitles, which is perfect to those who don’t mind using their eighth-grade reading skills to watch a film.
Mood Indigo has already debuted in France and Belgium, but has not had an official US release announced. Look for one later in the year, in or around the time the major films in serious Academy Awards contention get released.