Michel Gondry

Watch This: [the films of] Series by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr

Posted by Matthew on March 17, 2014
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[the films of]

It’s come to my attention that many of you haven’t seen the [the films of] series of videos I mentioned yesterday when I posted about the Insight: Derek Cianfrance video. This is something that needs to be corrected, so here is a playlist of the entire series.

Released over the course of 2011 each video profiles a different director and manages to distill that directors voice into something pretty special. The entire playlist is around 35 minutes long so set aside some time and watch the whole thing. It’s pretty amazing.

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Trailer: L’Ecume Des Jours/Mood Indigo is something you need to see

Posted by Matthew on February 08, 2013
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Mood Indigo

Remember how blown away you were by the look and feel of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind the first time you saw it? Michel Gondry certainly has a style to his own and it looks like he’s about to blow us away again. Here’s the trailer for L’Ecume Des Jours, his latest film (otherwise known as Mood Indigo):

So, another romance set in another crazy dreamscape of a world. I’m totally down for this. I love Gondry’s style and it doesn’t hurt that Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris and Omar Sy, each of them are amazing, are starring.

And just read the synopsis of the novel it’s based on. It’s like it was written for Gondry:

Colin is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish man-servant, Nicolas, as well as a fantastic olfactory-musical invention: the pianocktail. With dizzying speed, Colin meets and weds ChloƩ in a grand ceremony. Generously, Colin bequeaths a quarter of his fortune to his friends Chick and Alise so they too may marry.

Happiness should await both couples but ChloƩ falls ill upon her honeymoon with a water lily in the lung, a painful and rare condition that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers.

Long story short, this looks like it might be the best Gondry film in a while and I can’t freaking wait.

[source: slashfilm]

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