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Contest: Win 'Mood Indigo' Poster Signed By Michel Gondry And Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 11:05 AM
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In a season where studios are spendings hundreds of millions of dollars on special effects to help tell fantastical stories, once again Michel Gondry is showing Hollywood how it's done. On a much smaller scale, and with far less cash, "Mood Indigo" presents no less an imaginative story, full with no shortage of Gondry-esque touches. And today we have some special items for Gondry fans.

Review: The Shorter U.S. Theatrical Cut Of Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 21, 2014 12:02 PM
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“Mood Indigo,” the latest from the Michel Gondry dream factory, is something of a cinephile's movie. The playful whimsy merchant might be closing a book or opening a new one, since the picture almost feels transitional. All the Gondry staples are there – the dreams that fold into reality, the un-acknowledged fantasy, the entirely-too-pleased-with-itself practical effects. But this feels different. Some will find this romantic fantasy the ur-Michel Gondry text, indulging in all his worst tendencies. But if anything, this is like the head-in-the-clouds fantasist finally closing his beloved sketchbook and facing the rest of the world.

Casting: Audrey Tautou Joins Michel Gondry's Next Film, Mark Ruffalo Eyes 'Columbo' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 10:01 AM
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Audrey Tautou Beautiful Lies
Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" finally arrive in U.S. theaters this weekend, and he's celebrating by getting back to work. He starts shooting in a few weeks on his next film, "Microbe et gasoil," and he's now attracted a big name to the film.

Watch: Grab A Drink With 2 Clips From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 11:47 AM
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While it seems this movie has been kicking around for a while now, Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" has yet to open in U.S. theaters. After premiering and hitting some festivals last year, Gondry actually went back to the editing room and snipped 36 minutes from the movie for its international dates. So yes, the version you'll be seeing will be significantly shorter, but Gondry himself approved of the cuts, and no matter what, it's still his vision all the way.

Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Michel Gondry’s Fantastical Romance Film ‘Mood Indigo,’ Plus New Poster

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 22, 2014 1:53 PM
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Mood Indigo
Real talk: Michel Gondry’s career is fascinating and also a mess that’s all over the place. And depending on who you are this is either a plus or minus. On one hand, the French filmmaker has been called a visionary on the level of Spike Jonze, but there’s an argument to be made Gondry's great films are far and few between. A lot of them have plenty of cool concepts in them and not all of them work (“Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” easily being his best). Gondry also has some clunkers like “The Green Hornet,” and even “Be Kind Rewind” is super uneven (though it has a lot of good stuff too).

Review: 'Chinese Puzzle' Starring Romain Duris & Audrey Tautou Is A Fitting End To Cédric Klapisch's Trilogy

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • May 16, 2014 4:31 PM
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Chinese Puzzle
Cédric Klapisch’s “L’Auberge Espagnole” and “Russian Dolls” weren’t really begging for a third and final entry in the global adventures of Xavier (Romain Duris), but it doesn’t make “Chinese Puzzle” any less enjoyable. What’s impressive is that despite the sometimes heavy subject matter—divorce, creative crisis and trying to find an affordable 2BR in New York City—Klapisch’s film is light and fizzy, set to a soundtrack of funk and salsa. We’ll claim that we laughed throughout the film, but we were probably heard full-on giggling with delight.

Watch: Trailer For Romantic Comedy 'Chinese Puzzle' Starring Romain Duris & Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 4:23 PM
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Chinese Puzzle
Already megawatt stars in France, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris have seen their star shine across international borders too. And together they make a pretty attractive package. While they most recently teamed for Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo," the duo are perhaps best known for their ensemble dramedies with director Cédric Klapisch, "Pot Luck" and "Russian Dolls." And they've once again teamed with the filmmaker for another tale in the saga started in those movies.

Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou & Bérénice Bejo To Star In Tran Anh Hung's 'Eternity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 10:17 AM
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Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou & Bérénice Bejo Tran Anh Hung
Like the French cinematic equivalent of Voltron, three of the country's most famed actresses are joining forces for a project that has us sold on name recognition alone. That the material is promising is a nice bonus.

Review: 'Therese' Starring Audrey Tautou

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • August 19, 2013 6:58 PM
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"Therese Desqueyroux," the closing night selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, is not the nuanced period drama it should be but is rather more like a banal, pseudo-thoughtful and monotonous episode of "Masterpiece Theater." Co-adapted by director Claude Miller ("A Secret," "Class Trip"), the latest adaptation of Francois Mauriac's acclaimed novel reduces the titular heroine's story to a troubled individual's struggle to retain her autonomy as a member of her oppressive husband’s family. The phrase, "For the family" is bludgeoned into viewers' heads to the point where it's very easy to ignore the fact that Therese (Audrey Tautou) is anything more than just a proto-desperate housewife. In fact, she's a fatalist because she's also an atheist, a complex concept that Miller sets up but doesn't follow through on.

Karlovy Vary Review: Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 6, 2013 8:59 AM
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So if we were to CHROME CARROTS attempt to replicate the PERSPEX LIMO omnipresent inventiveness of TINY MOUSE IN A TINY HOUSE Michel Gondry’s latest film throughout the PIANO THAT MAKES COCKTAILS course of this review, it would SUNLIGHT IS STRING get pretty old, pretty damn RUBIK’S CUBE ORGANISER quick. So we’ll stop while we still have you, which is what we deeply wish Gondry had done. But in “Mood Indigo,” which opened the Karlovy Vary Film Festival last week, the French filmmaker's gonzo homemade aesthetic is off the leash entirely, and he shows no mercy in how much gimcrackery he thinks we can handle.

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