StudioCanal have just released their first clip from Michel Gondry's (The Science Of Sleep) Mood Indigo featuring the utterly bonkers and delightfully inventive pianocktail.
Impish and imaginative, Michel Gondry is a distinctive moviemaking voice operating at a whole new pitch with his latest. One of the film's Heath Robinson-esque joys, plucked straight from the pages of Boris Vian's source novel, is the pianocktail, a musical device that conjures novel cocktails based on the timbre, tone and pitch of notes played.
Playful and surreal, but with an edge of melancholy, Mood Indigo is a Parisian tale of one man (Romain Duris), one woman (Audrey Tautou) and a strange floral growth on a pair of lungs. Co-written by Gondry and Luc Bossi, it's largely faithful to Froth On The Daydream, a dreamy roman à clef that's built generations of loyal readers since it was first published in 1947.
That dreaminess translates into a fantastical Gondryland filled with helpful, yet annoying philosophers (look out for Jean-Sol Partre), handy cooks (Omar Sy) and a hip new dance craze, the Biglemoi.
Mood Indigo is set for release 1 August.