Though various reviews have been generated for Michel Gondry’s “Mood Indigo” at several film festivals so far over the past few months, it looks like anyone living outside of France can ignore them.
An e-mail alert from Australia’s Vendetta Films has gone out advising media that only a new version of “Mood Indigo” will be screened and released from now on.
This version is a full 36 minutes shorter and is described as “a looser adaptation of the novel” and doesn’t rely on any previous knowledge of the novel – a complaint cited in some reviews. Understandably they describe it as “a VERY different film experience” to the original version.
It also adds that this shorter cut will “now be the version released in all territories outside of France.” The new version is said to have been edited by “The King’s Speech” and “American Beauty” editor Tariq Anwar.