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Gondry and Bell collaborate


If you are like us, and you think that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the greatest movies ever made, and this, this, this and this are among the greatest musical videos ever made, you may be excited to know that director Michel Gondry is finally making a comic book movie — or at least a comic book short film, based on Gabrielle Bell’s “Cecil and Jordan in New York.”

Mel Valentin sends along word about Eternal Sunshine director Michel Gondry’s 30-minute short film which will appear in the upcoming Tôkyô!, a triptych film in the same tradition of New York Stories or Paris, je t’aime). Not so coincidentally, Gondry was originally set to direct a segment of Paris, je t’aime, but had to drop out for unknown reasons.

The film tells three separate stories of the Japanese capital, one by Leos Carax, one by Bong Joon-Ho, and one by Gondry. Gondry’s segment is titled “Interior Design”. Written by Gondry and comic author Gabrielle Bell, Design is based on Bell’s comic book “Cecil and Jordan in New York” from “Kramer’s Ergot #5”. The story follows a girl [Ayako Fujitani] who tries to move into Tokyo with her boyfriend. Unable to find an apartment or a job, she eventually turns into a chair. Sounds like something Gondry would make.

Bell was on-set throughout the filming. The movie is now in post production. No release details have been released.

  1. Gondry’s video for the Foo Fighter’s “Everlong” is my all time favorite. I always lose it at the end when they sit up in bed and the covers fly off to reveal a full drum kit underneath and the Foo’s start rocking out. Brilliant!

  2. sweet

    two of my favorite creative types, respectively

    can we see the rest of Kramers Ergot #5 adapted to film?
    now there’s a movie

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