Moon Indigo, an upcoming film by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is based on the popular French book L’Ecume des Jours (Froth on the Daydream), which was published in 1947 and written by Boris Vian.
The story follows a woman who contracts a strange illness on the eve of her honeymoon. As a water lily begins growing in her lungs, her husband struggles financially to continue surrounding her with fresh flowers, which is the only way to treat the illness.
The book has been adapted for the screen twice before.
Earlier this month, Tiffany Nimos from Nowness caught up with director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind) in his native France where he gave a tour of his favorite video store in Paris which he described as a “labyrinth”.
In the interview with Nimos, Gondry was asked if he watches films as much as he used to before he began making them. Gondry replied:
I don’t see them the same way. Unfortunately, I can’t take myself out of the equation. Most of the time I’m watching a movie, I’m thinking, ‘I could never achieve this!’