In just a little while, Michel Gondry will reveal Mood Indigo. The whimsical, likely genre-defying effort quietly went through production over the summer, is coming out eventually, and is making an appearance at AFM during the interim period. With that, a longer synopsis has been unveiled.
Let’s not stand on ceremony, so just go ahead and read the full synopsis below (via Collider):
“From the director of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND comes a magical love story that stood the test of time. Adapted from Boris Vian’s cult international bestseller.
In a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole, Colin (Romain Duris), a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas (Omar Sy) and best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh), he meets Chloe (Audrey Tautou), the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved’s life…”
Léa Seydoux also stars in Mood Indigo, a film which is sounding very much like another entry into Gondry‘s filmography. All the better.
Some more conventional fare has also been fleshed out, plot-wise, with Jaume Collet-Serra‘s Non-Stop getting its own lengthy rundown. Want to know the sort of trouble Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Nate Parker found themselves in?
Here’s how it goes (via Collider):
Coming off his smash hit TAKEN 2, Liam Neeson partners once again with UNKNOWN director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver. This time Collet-Serra goes a step further, plunging the audience into a movie that is at once a labyrinthine mystery, a high-octane action picture and a twist-filled Hitchcockian thriller where no one can be trusted and everyone is a suspect.
Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today’s flight will be no routine trip.
Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die very 20 minutes. What follows is a nail-biting cat and mouse game played at 40,000 feet, with the lives of 200 passengers hanging in the balance.
NON-STOP isn’t just an action film, but a 500mph rush of adrenaline, suspense and excitement.
What you’ve been hearing across the casting stories, only a lot longer. I bet you’ll get even more whenever the film comes out.
Do Mood Indigo and Non-Stop look any better?
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