L’écume des jours / Froth on the Daydream

22 May

I just went to see the last Michel Gondry (movie director: Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, La science des rêves ; videoclip maker: Crystalline – Björk, Rolling stones…) movie yesterday night, an adaptation of “Froth on the Daydream” (French: “L’Écume des Jours”), a 1947 novel by the French Surrealist novelist Boris Vian.

“Colin is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish man-servant, Nicolas, as well as a fantastic olfactory-musical invention: the pianocktail. With dizzying speed, Colin meets and weds Chloé in a grand ceremony. Generously, Colin bequeaths a quarter of his fortune to his friends Chick and Alise so they too may marry…”

Gondry succeeds here to translate the hyper-surrealistic environment depicted in Vian’s novel.

Enjoy the trailer, and I hope you may have the opportunity to see the movie soon !

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