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Mood Indigo

Year : 2013 Director : Michel Gondry Running Time : 125 Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3.5/5

What’s it about?
A surreal love story centered around a woman (Audrey Tatou) who suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

What did we think?
Mood Indigo is a surreal but wonderful visual feast that delights the senses but occasionally fails to engage the heart. Definitely worth seeing if you appreciate foreign films but the unrelenting nature of the unfettered imagination will leave you exhausted by the end. When I say surreal I mean super surreal as director Michel Gondry truly lets loose. Apparently there’s a much longer director’s cut but I have to say that much surrealism may just be too much for the human brain.I found it both tiring and enchanting.

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  1. Edwina says:

    Mood Indigo

    This film is so beautiful it hurts. Director Michel Gondry basically holds out his hand and offers to take you away, and if you’re willing to suspend your disbelief, you’ll be pulled into a world of wonder.
    The story is sweet and beautifully told however the surrealist style can be a bit much. While I’m sure the film is layered with symbolic meaning and genius that I am too ignorant to appreciate, it does become exhausting.
    Between the visual feasts of sub-titles, beautiful French actors and the buckets of crazy that is this surrealist foreign film, it is difficult not to give into the temptation to fall asleep. Like visiting a theme park as a child, every inch of you is over stimulated and the film drags on (and it does) you are more than ready to fall asleep in the back seat of the car to the mummer of your parent’s conversation.
    While I didn’t make it all the way through this film, I loved what I was conscious for.

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