Still from Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo (2013)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical Cut / US Theatrical Cut (94 min.)
  • Director’s Cut / French Theatrical Cut (131 min.)

The fantasy drama Mood Indigo was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US where it included the theatrical cut and director’s cut of the film. The director’s cut was released theatrically in France and in other countries. The UK Blu-ray release includes both version of the film. Film Comment interviewed director Michel Gondry in 2016 where he was asked about the director’s cut:

Film Comment: I really loved Microbe & Gasoline, but I also enjoyed Mood Indigo, and I was surprised how resistant people were to it. Do you have a sense of why? You did release a director’s cut.

Michel Gondry: I don’t know if I prefer the director’s cut or not. It’s hard to talk about that because I don’t want to dismiss a film that I like so much. One of the reasons was maybe that it’s from a novel that everybody has read, so everybody has their own idea. It’s very visual even in the writing, so I put my own vision on it and many people didn’t agree with it.

Source: Interview: Michel Gondry, Film Comment

The director’s preferred edition: Undecided

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