The master of whimsical surrealism is back! Michel Gondry captured my imagination with 2004’s cult hit Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, kept it up with 2006’s The Science of Sleep, killed it a bit with2011’s The Green Hornet, but gets back to top form with his latest effort, Mood Indigo (original French title: L’écume des jours). It’s Gondry in his element – a romcom dipped in madness and dreamy bizarreness. As the film hops past you, you catch an aromatic whiff of science fiction and phantasmagoria as only Gondry can deliver. The film is based on Boris Yian’s 1947 bestseller Froth on the Daydream, and will star Romain Duris and French starlet Audrey Tautou. It will be released internationally on April 10th, 2013. Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/suffianhakim for updates on screenings of Mood Indigo in Singapore.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
In a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole, Colin, a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas and best friend Chick, he meets Chloe, the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved’s life…
A piano that’s both a musical instrument and a mixologist, and a lady who’s dying because she has a flower growing in her chest. This thing reeks of Michel Gondry.