Mood Indigo (L'écume des jours)

 

Year: 2013
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 95 minutes

Colin lives a truly charmed life. A helpful mouse works around his house and he has invented a Pianocktail, an instrument that makes cocktails based on what you play. However, his friends Chick and Nicolas have found love. This is the one thing that has eluded Colin. One night, at a dog's birthday party, he is introduced to Chloe. They fall in love and are happily married. But Chloe develops strange music in her lung that quickly turns into a water lily. Is their happy life about to shatter? Odd, you say? Nothing is odd in Michel Gondry's wonderful fantasy, where people and rooms change shape to suit their needs and time and space have no rules or boundaries. MOOD INDIGO is a world unto itself, where doorbells are living things and the Church only marries the winners of an insane go-cart race. This exhilarating cinematic toy box crams each frame with visual treats and delightful tricks. Once this film drops you down its romantic rabbit-hole, reality happily vanishes! (In French with subtitles) —C.R.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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Genre
Recommended for High School +

Director
Michel Gondry

Producer
Luc Bossi

Screenwriting
Michel Gondry, Luc Bossi

Cinematography
Christophe Beaucarne

Editing
Marie-Charlotte Moreau

Principal Cast
Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, Charlotte Le Bon

Director Bio
Michel Gondry was born in 1963 in Versailles. After entering art school he formed a pop band and made music videos. Bjork saw them and asked him to direct for her, and soon other artists began to hire him, as did major companies to make commercials. Hollywood noticed his unique style and gave him a chance to direct a feature film. He has won multiple nominations and awards for his screenplay and direction of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," including The Writer's Guild of America Award and an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay.

Select Filmography
"Human Nature" (2001), "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004), "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" (2005), "The Science of Sleep" (2006), "Be Kind Rewind" (2008), "Tokyo" (segment) (2008)—33rd CIFF, "The Green Hornet" (2011), "Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?" (2013), MOOD INDIGO (2013)

Print Source

Drafthouse Films

sumyi.antonson@drafthouse.com

www.drafthousefilms.com

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