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Watch: Gorgeous First Trailer For Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou & Omar Sy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2013 5:38 AM
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While he was responsible for one of the best films of the '00s with "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," it's been a while since we really fell for something by Michel Gondry. Follow-up "The Science Of Sleep" had its charms, as did documentary "The Thorn In The Heart," but his major films like "Be Kind Rewind," "The Green Hornet" and "The We & the I" have swung between being cripplingly uneven and borderline unwatchable.

First Poster For Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' Goes Underwater

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 9:25 AM
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After kicking off the New Year with a brand new short film, fans of Michel Gondry won't be waiting long for even more from the director. His latest feature film, "Mood Indigo," is set for a spring release overseas, which means the marketing machine is gearing up.

New Image Of Audrey Tautou & Romain Duris In Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 9:00 AM
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Have Michel Gondry's still-in-production movies always been this heavily covered by the press? Either way, after the relative secrecy behind the making of "The We And The I" which premiered at Cannes Directors' Fortnight earlier this year, the filmmaker and everyone else behind "Mood Indigo" have been happy to let press descend upon Gondry's latest film. We've already seen a batch of official stills drop and now we've got one more look at the film's leads, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.

First Official & Wonderfully Strange Images From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' Starring Audrey Tautou & Romain Duris

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2012 8:58 AM
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It has been a while since Michel Gondry fans got a film from the director that was, well, Michel Gondry-esque. His last three features have been a documentary ("The Thorn In The Heart"), a mainstream superhero flick ("Green Hornet") and a lo-fi indie ("The We And The I"), the latter two of which found his whimsical flourishes mostly pushed to the sidelines. But as the plethora of set pics from his latest endeavor "Mood Indigo" have revealed, this will be full on Gondry with strange props galore, and now the first official images from the movie give an even closer look at the oddball world he's creating.

Cannes Review: 'Therese Desqueyroux' Starring Audrey Tautou Is A Banal Version Of 'Masterpiece Theater'

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 26, 2012 3:45 PM
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"Therese Desqueyroux," the closing night selection for this year's main competition lineup at the Cannes Film Festival, is not the nuanced period drama it should be but rather 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 remain autonomous 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 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.

Claude Miller's Final Film 'Thérèse D' Starring Audrey Tautou Named The Closing Film Of The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 3:14 PM
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The wait is almost over, and tomorrow Thierry Frémaux and co. will pull back the curtain on the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival. This morning we learned that the restored version of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America" will get a special screening, and now the organizers have announced what film will be the last to unspool.

Review: 'Delicacy' Delves Into A Memory That Can't Be Forgotten With A Face That Everyone Loves

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 16, 2012 9:43 AM
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At the start of "Delicacy", we meet two lovers, Nathalie (Audrey Tatou) and Francois (Pio Marmai). They are at play, re-creating the memories of their first encounter at a smoky French restaurant, where he gambled as to what she would order, making his move when she proved his thoughts correct. It's the image Francois already had of his future paramour, and, "Delicacy" argues, the one that mattered the greatest. What is love if not a permanent feeling for a temporary state?

Audrey Tautou Talks French Language Romantic Comedy 'Delicacy,' & Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • March 12, 2012 5:30 PM
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Audrey Tautou's latest film, "La Délicatesse" -- or "Delicacy" -- encompasses several genres at once. The first part of the film feels like a storybook romance, as we follow her character Nathalie and her first love Francois (Pio Marmaï) as they meet, fall for each other, and get married -- everything is perfect, [spoiler alert] until the day he has an unexpected accident and dies. Then the film transforms into a study of grief and mourning, as Nathalie buries herself in her work and avoids most of the people in her life. But when she abruptly kisses her co-worker Markus (François Damiens), the film changes once again, now becoming a comedy.

Lea Seydoux & Gad Elmaleh Join Michel Gondry's 'The Foam Of Days' With Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 9:40 AM
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Even though he's currently hard at work on his community-based, lo-fi and sci-fi tinged "The We & The I" inspired by a process book based on "Be Kind Rewind," Gondry has been quietly casting up the movie he'll do after that. Over last summer, two of the biggest names in French cinema -- Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris -- came aboard, and now two more starry bits of talent, who have also been making waves internationally, are joining the cast.

Romain Duris Joins Michel Gondry's French Language Film With Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2011 9:26 AM
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Film Is An Adaptation Of 'L'Ecume des jours'; Filming Starts In March 2012While he may not yet be known on this side of the ocean, French actor Romain Duris has been earning praise and breaking hearts in his native France. You might best know the three-time César award nominee from Jacques Audiard's "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" or last year's arthouse comedy hit "Heartbreaker," but the actor is set to reteam with a very familiar face for a film that could serve as his biggest exposure to a worldwide audience yet.

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