Colin (Romain Duris) meets and falls in love with Chloe (Audrey Tatou). After a particularly quirky marriage, their idyll is disrupted when it is discovered there is a water lily growing inside Chloe’s chest. With depleting finances Colin is forced to work any job to keep Chloe alive.
Michel Gondry tackles Boris Vian’s cult surrealist novel, but text cannot always be translated to screen.
Mood Indigo is beautiful and tragic, but there is something missing, a sense of hope that would allow the dark to contrast with light. The release of a re-edited shorter version was a wise decision but Gondry seems to have invested too much time in creating his absurdist world rather than adapting the book. (ATS)