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Specialty Preview: Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Plus ‘I Origins,’ ‘Mood Indigo,’ ‘Alive Inside’

By | Thursday July 17, 2014 @ 9:17pm PDT

Specialty Preview: Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Plus ‘I Origins,’ ‘Mood Indigo,’ ‘Alive Inside’Last weekend Richard Linklater made a Specialty box office splash with the 2nd highest screen average of the year with Boyhood. This week, Focus will hope to grab some similarly outsized attention for Zach Braff‘s Wish I Was Here. His previous film, 2004′s Garden State, cumed more than $26.7 million at a time before crowd sourcing was an indie norm. Braff has since learned some new tricks, raising the seed money for his latest, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Fox Searchlight will open second-time feature filmmaker Mike Cahill‘s I Origins on both coasts, while Drafthouse will bow French filmmaker Michel Gondry‘s Mood Indigo in two locations in NYC and L.A. Bond/360 will open the weekend’s new doc, Alive Inside, in an initial exclusive New York run. The film won an audience prize at Sundance.
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Drafthouse Acquires Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo’ For U.S.

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 9:38am PST

Mood-IndigoleadDrafthouse Films has acquired U.S. rights to Michel Gondry‘s latest feature film Mood Indigo, an adaptation of the Boris Vian novel that stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. A platform release is planned for this year. The love story set in a surreal Paris centers on two newlyweds who must deal with her unusual illness: a flower begins to grow in her lungs. Omar Sy, Aissa Maiga and Gad Elmaleh co-star. The pic’s U.S. debut came at during September’s Fantastic Fest when Gondry showed a shorter cut of the pic crafted for international audiences; the movie opened in France in April.  The deal was negotiated by Drafthouse’s James Emanuel Shapiro and Studiocanal SVP International Sales Vanessa Saal.

Related: Hot Trailer: ‘Mood Indigo’

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Hot Trailer: ‘Mood Indigo’

By | Thursday April 25, 2013 @ 1:18am PDT

This is the first subtitled look at Michel Gondry‘s upcoming Mood Indigo (L’Ecume Des Jours). Judging by the below, and by the previous French-only versions, the Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind director’s whimsical fantasy looks like it may have more in common with Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie than just star Audrey Tautou. Here Tautou plays a woman with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. Romain Duris, Gad Emaleh and The Intouchables‘ Omar Sy co-star in the film that’s based on the novel by Boris Vian. It opened Wednesday in France via Studiocanal, who I hear is close to a deal with a U.S. distributor.

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Hot Trailer: Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo’

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 11:40am PST

Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris fall in love, marry, and endure a most unusual illness in Michel Gondry‘s first French-language feature Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours), which will test the critical cache that’s been slipping since Gondry followed his Oscar-winning 2004 pic Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind with The Science Of Sleep ($15M globally) and Be Kind Rewind ($30.5M). Adapted from Boris Vian’s 1947 novel, Mood Indigo follows on the heels of Gondry’s most recent studio effort, 2011′s modestly performing tentpole Green Hornet. The pic opens in France on April 24 via StudioCanal but has yet to set U.S. distribution.

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