Drafthouse Films To Release Michel Gondy’s Surreal Romance ‘MOOD INDIGO’

The film, based on a novel from the infamous Boris Vian, marks a fantastical return to form for Gondry.

Mood Indigo is a true return to form for the Michel Gondry, exploring the surreal landscape of emotion and imagination along the lines of his classics The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Showcasing Gondry’s signature whimsical aesthetics, gorgeous cinematography and colorfully eccentric characters, the film is a love story set in a charmingly surreal Paris about two newlyweds, Chloe (Audrey Tautou, Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Colin (Romain Duris, The Beat My Heart Skipped), whose whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. Adapted from Boris Vian’s novel L’Ecume des jours/Foam of the Daze, the romantic saga was produced by Luc Bossi of Brio Films and also stars Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Aïssa Maïga (Caché) and Gad Elmaleh. 

Already receiving high praise from its World Premiere at the Karovly Vary Film Festival, Mood Indigo was equally well received with its US debut at Fantastic Fest in September with a shorter cut Gondry created for international audiences. 

Mood Indigo is propelled by sharp, witty dialogue complimented by Gondry’s continually stupendous sense of visual capture.” according to Bill Graham of thefilmstage.com and Todd Ghilchrist of The Wrap says the film “perfectly balances Gondry's ornamental creativity and the verité storytelling of his more recent work, combining refined style and raw emotion into one devastating, beautiful package. It’s also (Gondry’s) most accomplished and powerful film in almost a decade.”

“Reading Boris Vian accompanied my adolescence and participated to the development of my creativity,” says director Michel Gondry, “I was honored to be asked to direct an adaptation of his most famous work. I put all of me into it.”

"Not since Amelie have we seen Audrey Tautou so undeniably whimsical and charming," says Drafthouse Films founder Tim League. "and her storybook romance with co-star Romain Duris is set perfectly within a quirky, visually-stunning fantasyland that only Michel Gondry could imagine."