Mood Indigo

Posted on 9/17/2013 by Vendetta Admin

MOOD INDIGO is the surreal and poetic tale of Colin (Romain Duris – “Heartbreaker”, “Russian Doll”), an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé (Audrey Tatou – “Amelie”, “Coco Avant Chanel”), a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung.

To pay for her medical bills in this fantasy version of Paris, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs, while around them, their apartment disintegrates and their friends, including the talented Nicolas (Omar Sy), and Chick (Gad Elmaleh) - a huge fan of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre - go to pieces.

Directed by the truly inimitable Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind), who with MOOD INDIGO, returns to his most beautiful and enthralling best. This irreverent and inspired take on the classic Boris Vian novel “L'Ecume Des Jours” (“Froth on the Daydream”) is full of the wonderfully inventive flourishes, synonymous to Gondry, that cinema audiences the world over adore.

MOOD INDIGO is both a sumptuous feast for the eyes and a passionate song for the heart.