Friday, January 17, 2014

Drafthouse Films Will Release Michel Gondry's MOOD INDIGO

As far as I'm concerned, Michel Gondry is one of the most important directors working today. between his music video work (he did that rad LEGO/White Stripes video) and his movies (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, SCIENCE OF SLEEP) his unique visual eye has created some of the best movies of the last couple of decades. Now, thanks to Drafthouse Films, we will be seeing his next movie MOOD INDIGO, starring Audrey Tatou among others.

Check out the full press release after the break.

Acclaimed Auteur's Romantic Fable Starring
Audrey Tautou Hits Theaters in 2014

AUSTIN, TX - January 13, 2014 - Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition from Studiocanal of US rights to acclaimed auteur Michel Gondry's (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) return to the surreal landscape of emotion and imagination Mood Indigo. Showcasing Gondry's signature whimsical aesthetics, gorgeous cinematography and colorfully eccentric characters, Mood Indigo is a love story set in a charmingly surreal Paris about two newlyweds, Chloe (Audrey Tautou, Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Colin (Romain DurisThe Beat My Heart Skipped), whose whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. Adapted from Boris Vian's novel L'Ecume des jours, the romantic saga was produced by Luc Bossi of Brio Films and also stars Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Aïssa Maïga (Caché) and Gad ElmalehA multi-city traditional theatrical platform release is planned for 2014. 

Already receiving high praise from its World Premiere at the Karovly Vary Film Festival, Mood Indigo was equally well received with its US debut at Fantastic Fest in September with a shorter cut Gondry created for international audiences.

"Mood Indigo is propelled by sharp, witty dialogue complimented by Gondry's continually stupendous sense of visual capture." according to Bill Graham of and Todd Ghilchrist of The Wrap says the film "perfectly balances Gondry's ornamental creativity and the verité storytelling of his more recent work, combining refined style and raw emotion into one devastating, beautiful package. It's also (Gondry's) most accomplished and powerful film in almost a decade."

"Reading Boris Vian accompanied my adolescence and participated to the development of my creativity," says director Michel Gondry, "I was honored to be asked to direct an adaptation of his most famous work. I put all of me into it."

"Not since Amelie have we seen Audrey Tautou so undeniably whimsical and charming,"
says Drafthouse Films founder TimLeague. "and her storybook romance with co-star
Romain Duris is set perfectly within a quirky, visually-stunning fantasyland that only Michel Gondry could imagine."

The deal was negotiated by James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Vanessa Saal Senior VP international sales at Studiocanal.

For theatrical bookings contact Sumyi Khong Antonson, VP of Marketing and Distribution at For festival bookings contact Jon Stobezki, Festival Director at

For more information on Mood Indigo and Drafthouse Films:

About Mood Indigo
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé, 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, while around them, their apartment disintegrates and their friends, including the talented Nicolas, and Chick - a huge fan of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre - go to pieces.
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of
Four Lions which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." The 2012 release slate includes the acclaimed Best Foreign Language Oscar®) Bullhead, the internationally celebrated Danish comedy Klown (currently slated for a Warner Bros/Todd Phillips produced US remake), Cannes Film Festival 2013 Official Selection Nothing Bad Can Happen, the 40th anniversary restoration of landmark Australian thriller Wake In Fright, the Werner Herzog/Errol Morris produced documentary The Act Of Killing and British auteur Ben Wheatley's psychedelic trip into magic and madness A Field In England. Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.

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