The trailer for Michel Gondry's new film Mood Indigo is the Stefon of indie films. It has everything: Gondry, sensitive men, sobbing, that Lumineers song that everyone is using for their TV commercials ("Ho Hey"), Audrey Tautou, romantic walks (underwater), quirky and charming French people, dancing, and feathers.
The film stars Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), Gad Elmaleh (Midnight In Paris) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables). Tautou plays Chloe, who marries Colin (Duris), but falls ill during their honeymoon because a flower has started growing in her lungs (that's so Gondry!). The only cure is to keep her surrounded with fresh, blooming flowers. The situation takes its toll on their relationship.
The fantastical tale is based on the 1947 book L'Ecume des Jours (Froth on the Daydream) by Boris Vian. This isn't the first time it's been adapted for the big screen. A 1968 effort called Spray of the Days, directed by Charles Belmont, came first. Go Riju later directed a 2001 Japanese version (Kuroe) that won a Golden Berlin Bear nomination at the Berlin Film Festival. If you're a Gondry fiend then this is your lucky day. There's not much dialogue in the trailer, but there's plenty of Gondry whimsy. Mood Indigo opens in France on April 24, and we're sure a U.S. date isn't far behind.