In Michel Gondry‘s Mood Indigo (opening in France and Belgium on 4.24), Romain Duris plays an inventor who gets married to Chloe (Audrey Tatou). She becomes ill after a water lily enters her lung and starts growing there, which requires a cure. You could never get away with a story like this in an American film…ever. It’s obvious that Gondry has given the film a magical Amelie-type vibe. You don’t need subtitles with a film like this.

Mood Indigo will presumably play at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, or at least in the market section. If all else fails it’ll be playing commercially at the Olympia or the Star.

There’s a clip in this trailer showing Duris being squeezed by moving walls. I can relate to that.