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First Images from Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo,’ Starring Audrey Tautou

Written by on June 8, 2012 

Signs point to Michel Gondry‘s most recent outing, The We and the I, being something of a disaster — onward and upward with the next one, then. What might that be? Mood Indigo, a romantic dramedy that sounds like a bit of a return to his more traditional stylings (well, if you can call them “traditional” in the first place), starring Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Aïssa Maïga, and Gad Elmaleh as two separate, respective couples; the former goes into crisis when a water lily goes into Chloe’s lungs, and Colin must ensconce her in flowers. The latter? They waste money that Colin gave to them in the first place! It’s a comedy of errors, you see.

The first images have piled in from LeMonde (via ThePlaylist), and, already, they’re carrying that Gondry touch. Now, I don’t know if these shots are indicative  of the movie’s cinematography — a few resemble out-and-out production stills, after all — but, even if this “look” is purely based in whatever camera the lucky photographer was using, the design of physical objects (that tank-like vehicle, for instance) and natural environments look quite lovely. A nice surprise, too, is the sighting of Gondry in-character, whom ThePlaylist identifies as Doctor Mangemanche. I can’t wait to see what else Mood Indigo has in store for us — but not too much in the meantime.

Take a look at the shots below:

What do you think of these shots? Do they establish the, for lack of a better term, mood of the film well?

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