It seemed at one point that the Alamo Drafthouse brand couldn’t get any cooler, but their distribution company has proven that assumption wrong, and Gondry is the latest filmmaker to get their special brand of promotion. While no specific dates have been set,Drafthouse will be giving the film a theatrical release at some point in 2014. I can’t wait to see Gondry’s “No Cell Phones in Theaters” ad.
Beneath all the sideways stairs walking is an emotional tale of the fast-paced love life of Colin and Chloe, whose lovely – and underwater – marriage ceremony is soon followed by the diagnosis that Chloe has a water lily growing in her stomach, a condition which has only one treatment: surrounding the person with flowers.
Based on Boris Vian's novel L’ Ecume des jours, Gondry's latest focuses on an unconventional love story. Amelie's Audrey Tautou co-stars with Romain Duris of L'Auberge Espagnole, playing Chloe and Nicholas, a pair of lovers whose happily ever after is threatened when Chloe sprouts a deadly water lily in her lungs. We got a sneak peek of the film last summer, when a string of production stills were released. Now, you can see the film's French trailer.
When we first heard of Michel Gondry's intentions to adapt Boris Vian's novel L’ Ecume des jours, we had hoped a return to his French roots would likewise inspire a return to form, following the dismal and dull superhero misstep The Green Hornet. And the first look from the set definitely allays our fears, and encourages hope that Gondry is crafting something as charming and uniquely wondrous as his breakout hit Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.