Unfortunately I won't be landing in Paris this April, but a new film based on a French cult classic novel will be. Written by Boris Vian in 1947, L'ecume des Jours, has been translated into English as both Foam of the Daze and Froth of the Daydream and has been adapted for the screen before. Scroll down to see the poster for the film made by Charles Belmont in 1968.
The new film, arrives in France on April 24th. Entitled Mood Indigo when it hits English speaking shores sometime in 2013, the movie brings powerhouse French talents Audrey Tautou, Omar Si and Roman Duris, back together under the direction of Michel Gondry ( Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep, and Be Kind Rewind as well as the poorly received The Green Hornet. )
The synopsis on Dark Horizons is quite a tease! "a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice skating rink into a hole"
Angie Han at /Film gives us this:
"Vian’s surreal tale revolves around a wealthy young man named Colin, inventor of an “olfactory-musical invention” called the pianococktail. He meets and falls in love with a woman named Chloe, only for her to become ill when she gets a water lily in her lung. The only way for Colin to treat her sickness is by constantly surrounding her with flowers, which eventually drains his funds.Meanwhile, Colin’s married friends Chick and Alise suffer problems of their own when Chick becomes so obsessed with the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre that he begins devoting all of his time, money, and attention to collecting Partre’s books."