Wednesday 16 May 2012

The We and The I Trailer

Ahead of its debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival, The trailer for Michel Gondry's upcoming indie urban drama, The We and The I, has just hit the internet.

Continuing his pre-occupation with urban city dwellers, Michel Gondry's The We and The I tells a group of stories that take place during the length of a bus ride through the Bronx on the last day of school. Appearing largely structureless (as I'd expect the final film to be), the trailer blends documentary and real-time storytelling, but doesn't appear to show off a lot of the more surreal aspects you may expect from Michel Gondry.

Essentially one part American Teen and one part Five Feet High and Rising, it appears that Gondry (also acting as scriptwriter) is trying to broaden his filmmaking palette by scaling things back. Although it doesn't appear to be as visually experimental as previous Gondry films, I'm intrigued to see what he can achieve with such a confined setting. Not completely out of place in his filmography (Gondry has documented the inner city before with Dave Chapelle's Block Party), The We and The I looks to be an interesting slice of sass-mouthing urban drama.

The We and The I should hit our screens late 2012.

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