It’s been well over a year since we brought you the first trailer for writer-director Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, but now a new US trailer has debuted. Those of you who are familiar with Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep will recognize his unique style in the film that takes place “in a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole.” Romain Duris stars as a young man/inventor who falls in love with the incarnation of a Duke Ellington song, played by Audrey Tautou. When she falls ill, he must find a way to save her. The kaleidoscopic style of the trailer alone is worth the watch, and I’m hoping the full film contains much more of the same.
Also starring also stars Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, and Léa Seydoux, the film opens stateside July 18th. Hit the jump to check out the new Mood Indigo trailer, plus new images, and poster.
Watch the new Mood Indigo trailer below (via Apple), followed by the picture’s synopsis, images, and poster:
Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and, before they know it, they’re dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers. MOOD INDIGO was nominated for three 2014 César Awards: Étienne Charry (Best Original Music), Florence Fontaine (Best Costume) and Stéphane Rozenbaum (Best Production Design).