Early reviews of 'Mood Indigo' are not promising as the film has been labelled whimsical, pretty but lacking in realism. But if you're prepared to suspend disbelief, you may be in for a star filled treat in this French language film starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.
Set in a fantastical Paris where fire alarms scuttle across rooms and cars hover above the city, Mood Indigo is a love story starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. The film has been directed by Michael Gondry, who also directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Mood Indigo stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.
Entitled L'Ecume Des Jours, translated as Froth on a Daydream, the film follows a wealthy inventor, Colin (Duris) as he falls in love with Chloé (Tautou). The pair is awkwardly set up at a party hosted by Colin's friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh) and his girlfriend Alise (Aïssa Maïga).
Primarily following the relationship between Colin and Chloé, the two sets of lovers are compared as their relationships blossom and fade for very different reasons. Chloé and Colin marry but Chloé falls terribly ill during their honeymoon and Colin must devise a way to keep her well. The only cure for her fantastical illness - a lily growing inside her - is to surround her by fresh flowers at all times.
Mood Indigo is based on a 1947 novel by multi-talented French writer Boris Vian. The novel has previously been adapted into film format twice, most recently in 2001 by Japanese film maker Gô Rijû (Ataru).
The film has been received mixed reviews following its screening at film festivals around the world. The love story appears to have been somewhat overshadowed by Gondry's direction particularly in terms of visual effects. Granted they are "impressive" and similar to Gondry's previous films (Variety) but the numerous "visual jokes" distract from the plot and more focus is necessary to ensure the characters are realistic (The List).
Mood Indigo is due to be released on 18th July in the US and 1st August in the UK.
The film follows inventor Colin as he falls in love with Chloé in a fantastical Paris.
The film is based on a 1947 French novel by Boris Vian.
The film is due to be released this month in the US and in August in the UK.
Mood Indigo has not fared well with critics on the day of its release in the US. The French language film has been described as...