Drafthouse Films announced today the acquisition from StudioCanal of US rights to Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, his return to the surreal landscape of emotion and imagination. Showcasing Gondry’s signature whimsical aesthetics, gorgeous cinematography and colorfully eccentric characters, Mood Indigo is a love story set in a charmingly surreal Paris about two newlyweds, Chloe (Audrey Tautou) and Colin (Romain Duris), whose whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs.
Adapted from Boris Vian’s novel “L’Ecume des jours,” the romantic saga was produced by Luc Bossi of Brio Films and also stars Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga and Gad Elmaleh. A multi-city traditional theatrical platform release is planned for 2014.
“Reading Boris Vian accompanied my adolescence and participated to the development of my creativity,” says Gondry, “I was honored to be asked to direct an adaptation of his most famous work. I put all of me into it.”
“Not since ‘Amelie’ have we seen Audrey Tautou so undeniably whimsical and charming,”
says Drafthouse Films founder Tim League, “and her storybook romance with co-star
Romain Duris is set perfectly within a quirky, visually-stunning fantasyland that only Michel Gondry could imagine.”