From director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), The We and The I is an indie drama that looks at the lives of a group of teenagers in the Bronx who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school. Among farewells to friends and excitement about the upcoming vacation, there are laughs, love and heartbreak.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Michel Gondry talked about how the idea for this project was inspired by his own experiences, finding a school that was willing to work with the production, the process of finding the characters, and presenting who these teenagers were in a non-judgmental way. He also talked about wanting to explore new ideas for film, what made him want to tell the story of Mood Indigo (L’écume Des Jours), about a woman who suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs, and why he wanted to work with French star Audrey Tautou. Check out what he had to say after the jump.