mood indigo

Preview: Michel Gondry’s “Mood Indigo”

mood indigo

Michel Gondry is amazing. If you aren’t familiar with his name, undoubtedly you know his films – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind and The Science of Sleep are all products of his brilliant direction. His most recent project, Mood Indigo, is a French romantic fantasy drama featuring my favorite French actress Audrey Tautou.

Adapted from Boris Vian’s 1947 novel, L’Écume des Jours, the film is an unconventional love story about a young couple who fall in love and marry, but their happily-ever-after is abruptly interrupted by an unusual illness. Tautous’ sickness is caused by a deadly water lily growing in her lungs; the only cure is to surround her constantly with fresh flowers. The trailer has me mesmerized by the whimsical and dreamlike art direction, a catchy folk love jingle, and noteworthy cast. Mood Indigo will premiere in France on April 24, but unfortunately we are still waiting on word for the US release date.

Written by Guest Blogger Dana Kelly