If only every illness could be treated in such a poetic way: In Michel Gondry’s upcoming film Mood Indigo, Chloe (Audrey Tautou) becomes ill on her honeymoon with Colin (Romain Duris) and can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers. We’d take that over cough syrup any day.
Mood Indigo is based on a 1947 French novel, Boris Vian’s L’Écume des Jours, that has been given the movie treatment before with films Japan’s Chloe and France’s Spray of the Day.
Although the premise may sound delightful, the story isn’t all roses — Chloe’s illness can only be treated for so long. Gondry is no stranger to the sadness of romance — Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, two of his most popular films, also tackle the downfalls of love.
Watch the trailer for the film (with subtitles!) below. It hits U.S. theaters July 18.