Michel Gondry's "L'Ecume des jours" (Mood Indigo) will open the Czech Republic's Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe's leading sprocket opera.
The pic, which toplines Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, is an adaptation of Boris Vian's novel -- a poetic fantasy about making sacrifices for a loved one. The film was produced by Studiocanal in association with Brio Films.
Fest prexy Jiri Bartoska said: "Michel Gondry is one of the most original filmmakers on the current international scene. Like his contemporaries -- Spike Jonze or David Fincher -- he steers clear of the straightforward, mainstream route; he aims to present his audiences with a fresh view of the world."
The fest, which runs June 28-July 6, hosts up to 350 moviemaking talent, as well as some 850 distributors, sales agents, producers and fest programmers.