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Tautou and Duris Woo Whimsically in Michel Gondry's Upcoming 'Mood Indigo' (FIRST LOOK)

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 19, 2014 at 3:47PM

Michel Gondry is known for being one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers working in the medium these days, and his next film, "Mood Indigo,"a love story between Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris inspired by a novel by French author Boris Vian, looks to be no exception.
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In a cloud-shaped gondola car, Colin (Romain Duris) and Chloé (Audrey Tautou) tour the city from above in Drafthouse Films’ Mood Indigo. Courtesy of Drafthouse Films.
In a cloud-shaped gondola car, Colin (Romain Duris) and Chloé (Audrey Tautou) tour the city from above in Drafthouse Films’ Mood Indigo. Courtesy of Drafthouse Films.

Michel Gondry is known for being one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers working in the medium these days, and his next film, "Mood Indigo," a love story between Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris inspired by a novel by French author Boris Vian, looks to be no exception.

Colin (Duris) is a wealthy Parisian bachelor with a cocktail-making piano he calls a pianocktail and a healthy appetite for the culinary creations of his chef Nicolas (Omar Sy).  When he meets the beautiful Chloé (Tautou), they embark on a whirlwind romance through the City of Light, but of course, there is a catch. Chloé is stricken by a strange illness: a flower begins to grow in her lungs.  Colin quickly discovers the only way to keep Chloé healthy is to surround her with an endless supply of fresh flowers.

"Mood Indigo" was nominated for three 2014 César awards, and is being distributed in a limited release in the U.S. by Drafthouse Films starting July 18th.  Below, check out some beautiful stills from the film, which combines whimsy with gauzy romance and looks certain to intrigue.

This article is related to: Michel Gondry, Audrey Tautou, Drafthouse Films, International


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.