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First Look at 'Mood Indigo' Reveals Michel Gondry Back to Being Michel Gondry


When Michel Gondry's new film about kids on a bus was recently revealed to be about kids on an ACTUAL bus--not kids in a cardboard box with crude stop-motion cotton candy exhaust--it had me a little concerned that maybe Gondry had paid all his hand-drawn Whimsy Dollars for the rights to direct The Green Hornet. Not the case! As it turns out, he'd just been saving his most eccentrically Gondry-esque transportation vessels for his upcoming Mood Indigo. Above, you can see one of the first photos from the film, and that is, to my eye, a fucking cloud car with a bubble dome and a toe. And these other vehicles from the film are nothing to fancifully sneeze at either:


In Gondry's mind, this is as basic as a Civic.


The Playlist has more images from the film, which for the first time teams Gondry with Audrey Tautou. How did no one think to get those two together being joyfully quirky and French before?

  • January 25, 2013
    His whimsy reserves at last replenished after his draining work on The Green Hornet, Michel Gondry is back at full childlike wonderment for Mood Indigo, starring Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, and aggressively-charming dream logic. The director has been pretty busy as of late--a... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2008
    How adorable is Audrey Tautou as a youngish Coco Chanel? Cuter than everything? Except for Amelie, yes---and I don't just say that because I have a strange, repressed, Reservoir Dogs fetish. It's because Audrey Tautou is cuteness in its pure, synthesized form: a raw rock of pup... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2007
    Shirt from the closet of Steven Seagal. Another shot has turned up from Michel Gondry's Be Kind, Rewind, in which Jack Black and Mos Def are forced to re-create movies after accidentally erasing the entire rental store. Can you guess which film they're re-enacting here, ignorin... / Continue →
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