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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.

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.

Robert De Niro & Rachel Weisz Join Robert Pattinson In Oliver Assayas' 'Idol's Eye'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 1:34 PM
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Robert De Niro & Rachel Weisz Join Robert Pattinson In Oliver Assayas' 'Idol's Eye'
After notching David Cronenberg, David Michod, Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn under his belt, Robert Pattinson is now gearing up to work on screen opposite a bonafide legend. Haters gonna hate, but anyone with an open mind can't help but be excited by this one.

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.

Francois Ozon's New Film 'Je Suis Femme' Gearing Up With Romain Duris To Star

  • By Ben Brock
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  • September 13, 2013 4:00 PM
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Francois Ozon's “Young and Beautiful” screened at TIFF this week (we reviewed it when it premiered at Cannes), its first appearance on this side of the Atlantic: but the hardest working man in whatever-the-French-is-for-Hollywood is just days away from starting his next shoot, in keeping with his (roughly) movie-a-year schedule.

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.

Watch: 5 Romantic & Inventive Clips From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 9:41 AM
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One movie that is most certainly on list of movies to see in 2013 is still without a U.S. distributor despite boasting the name of Michel Gondry in the director's chair, and a cast that includes familiar arthouse faces Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris and Omar Sy. So far, we've certainly been piqued by what we've seen -- a good serving of Gondry whimsy, combined with an adaptation of a beloved novel by Boris Vian -- and these five new clips certainly raise the stakes a bit more.

Lots Of New Wonderful & Weird Images From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 9:17 AM
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With a release date in France just weeks away, and with "Mood Indigo" looking like a return to form for Michel Gondry, we're still patiently awaiting word of any kind of stateside release. The film still needs a U.S. distributor to step up and bring it to theaters, and hopefully there will be some news soon, but until then we'll just have to look from afar at what we're missing.

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