This film (part surrealistic romance/comedy/tragedy!) is based on the French cult classic 1947 sci-fi / romance snovel ‘L'Écume des Jours’ by Boris Vian and directed by Michel Gondry, which tells you something about the style and content of this film.
Gondry (‘The Science of Sleep’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’) has created a wonderful visual world with imaginative effects, some reminiscent of Georges Méliès’ ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (1902).
The principal cast of Romain Duris (‘Populaire’), Audrey Tautou (Amelie) and Omar Sy (‘Intouchables’) all work well within all the strangeness and surrealism of Gondry’s eccentric aesthetics – a sort of a retro-future version of our reality?
A film about love, loss and mortality, with deeper and darker allusions to Jean-Paul Sartre, this charming film of two halves is sure to please. It is a breathtakingly imaginative and beautifully designed film – engaging, funny and ultimately a moving love story.