Michel Gondry is best known for films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. The trailer for his latest film, a fantastical romance, showcases Gondry’s trademark visual flair. The French-language film is based on novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel.
It is the surreal and poetic tale of Colin (Romain Duris), an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé (Audrey Tautou), a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her medical bills in this fantasy version of Paris, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs.
The film made the rounds of film festivals last year and opens in the U.S. July 18th in limited release. Our review can be read here.