After kicking off the New Year with a brand new short film, fans of Michel Gondry won’t be waiting long for even more from the director. His latest feature film, “Mood Indigo,” is set for a spring release overseas, which means the marketing machine is gearing up.
The first poster for the film has been unveiled, and it puts the film’s stars, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, underwater. Based on Boris Vian‘s 1947 novel, “L’Ecume des jours,” the film tells the tale of Colin (Duris), the wealthy inventor of an olfactory musical instrument. He marries Chloe (Tautou), but unfortunately, she falls ill during their honeymoon thanks to a water lily that enters her lung, and the only way to treat the ailment is to surround her with fresh flowers — an expense that soon drains his funds. Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, Charlotte Lebon, Alain Chabat and more co-star in the movie, which looks like a charming return to the kind of whimsy Gondry made his name on.
“Mood Indigo” hasn’t yet landed a stateside distributor, but will arrive in theaters in France on April 24th (so sorry, no Cannes premiere for this one). And as the poster below reveals, theater company UGC will be unspooling images from the film on the big screen over the next couple weeks. So keep your eyes peeled, because we’re sure a trailer isn’t too far behind.