Mood Indigo Directed by: Michel Gondry Starring: Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy Rating: Not Yet Rated Release Date: TBA (April 24, 2013 in France)
Trailer Score: 9/10
Thoughts by TSR: The first thing you might notice about this trailer for Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo is that there is a distinct lack of subtitles. If your understanding of French is similar to mine, you were able to understand “bonjour” and not much else. Luckily the Gondry magic shines through thanks to see-through limos, cloud cars, and Omar Sy dancing. Even without understanding the French parts, the images and tone sell this film perfectly well.
Gondry is a director I consider myself a big fan of despite only loving one of his films. While I haven’t been a huge fan of his past few efforts – The Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind, and The Green Hornet all have aspects I like, but I’ll be fine if I never see them again – he wrote and directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Therefore, I’m down for anything he does from here into the future. Mood Indigo is an adaptation of Boris Vian’s “Froth on the Daydream,” but it still feels very Gondry-esque. The trailer is beautiful and whimsical, with the underwater wedding really standing out. I have to be in the right mood for “Hey Ho” by The Lumineers, and this is an instance where I think it works. It all adds up to a lovely couple minutes that’s made lovelier by the presence of Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. I have high hopes that it will stay that way once dialogue is brought into the mix.