U.S. Trailer for Michel Gondry’s MOOD INDIGO, Plus New Poster

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If you’re a fan of the longer cut, be a fan of Michel Gondry’s latest film, a fantasy romance Mood Indigo.

Whimsical in the vein of his surrealistic sci-fi comedy film Science of Sleep, the film showcases filmmaker’s trademark visual flair.

A French-language film stars Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, and Charlotte Le Bo.

Based on novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel, Mood Indigo made the rounds of film festivals last year and opens in the U.S. July 18th in limited release.

Therefore, the first U.S. trailer and poster have landed today and they both seem pretty eccentric.

This seems way to much style and no substance.

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and, before they know it, they’re dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers. MOOD INDIGOwas nominated for three 2014 César Awards: Étienne Charry (Best Original Music), Florence Fontaine (Best Costume) and Stéphane Rozenbaum (Best Production Design).

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