Michel Gondry is certainly a filmmaker who likes to chart his own course, making documentaries, music videos, commercials, and movies such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind and The Green Hornet. For Mood Indigo he’s gone back to his native france and teamed up with Audrey Tatou for a rather unusual romance.
The trailer (which is in French with no subtitles) shows us a rather surreal movie, with plenty of unsual dreamy sequences. Mood Indigo is about a young couple (Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou) whose marriage is complicated by the woman’s unusual illness. The problem is that she has a water lily in her lung, and the only treatment is to surround her constantly with fresh flowers! He meanwhile is the inventor of an olfactory-musical device called the pianocktail.
While it could be great it’s a premise that might also be too quirky for its own good. Hopefully it’ll be released in the UK later this year, so we’ll get to find out.