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Mood Indigo - Win copies of the novel

Mood Indigo

Preview by Jack Foley

MOOD Indigo, the new film from Michel Gondry, starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou, is released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, November 24, 2014, and to celebrate we have three copies of the novel upon which the film is based.

The film is centred around the surreal and poetic tale of Colin (Duris), an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé (Tautou), a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune.

Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her medical bills in this fantasy version of Paris, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs, while around them, their apartment disintegrates and their friends, including the talented Nicolas, and Chick – a huge fan of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre – go to pieces.

L’ecume Des Jours is the 1947 French novel by Boris Vian on which Mood Indigo is based, and has been translated three times into English under different titles and been the been the basis for three feature films and an opera.

Starting as a romance novel and ending as a tragedy, Vian wonderfully conjures a fantastical world around his protagonists leading many critics to place him as a post-surrealist “comedian of language”.

Win Mood Indigo novels

To celebrate the release of Mood Indigo on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, November 24, 2014, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies of the book upon which the film is based. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the book upon which Mood Indigo is based?

Simply send the answer to Mood Indigo competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email