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(L'écume des jours)

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Director: Michel Gondry
France 2013
94 minutes
Cert: 12A
 

 

It’s a match made in heaven: director Michel Gondry, master of cinematic bricolage, meets Boris Vian’s cult novel Froth on the Daydream (1947), and the result is Mood Indigo.
Handsome, wealthy Colin lives in a lovely apartment but needs a girlfriend. He happens to meet Chloe (Audrey Tautou) and things are looking up but there is heartbreak ahead. Gondry’s brand of dark romantic whimsy and penchant for lo-tech effects nail Vian’s jazzy invention, streaks of satire and wall-to-wall puns. The film starts off light-hearted, but there are signs all may not be rosy in this surreal world.

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