I was fortunate to have seen Björk perform her Biophilia show last week in Richmond, California, thanks to a pair of birthday tickets from my lovely wife. It was a fantastic show, and the final encore was the song above, Declare Independence, from Björk’s 2007 album Volta. The video is directed by the French director Michel Gondry, but as good as it is, the song was even better live, a true punk liberation anthem and perfect show ending.
Gondry’s latest film is an adaptation of one of my favorite all-time novels, L’écume des jours (Froth on the Daydream AKA Foam of the Daze) by Boris Vian. The film, released in April in France, has been re-titled Mood Indigo for international release (no U.S. release date yet), and stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, Philippe Torreton, Aïssa Maïga and Charlotte le Bon.
Go read this book NOW! And to whet your appetite for the film, here is the trailer: