Microbe&Gasoline

France, 2015, 103 min.

Producer

Michel Gondry

Scenario

Array

Rights

The Festival Agency

Operator

Laurent Brunet

Production

Partizan Films, StudioСanal, Canal+, OCS, Indefilms 3, Cinemages 9


As junior high students in a quiet Paris suburb, Microbe and Gasoline seem made for each other; down to the fact that neither of them chose their nickname: Microbe is called that because he is a frail nerd often mistaken for a girl; Gasoline is a snarky gearhead who knows his way around an engine but has no real friends. When the latter transfers to Microbe’s class, the two become fast pals, teaming up to build their own ramshackle automobile. 

Cast

Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier, Audrey Tautou

HONORS
2016 Seattle IFF ( USA) – FutureWave Competition
2015 Rio de Janeiro IFF (Brazil) – World Panorama program
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Michel Gondry


A French independent film director, screenwriter and producer. Noted for his inventive visual style and distinctive manipulation of mise en scène. Won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as one of the writers of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004), which is often ranked one of the greatest films of the 2000s. His other films include the surrealistic science fantasy comedy THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP (2006), the comedy-drama BE KIND REWIND (2008), the superhero action comedy THE GREEN HORNET (2011), the drama THE WE AND THE I (2012), and the romantic drama MOOD INDIGO (2013). Is well known for his music video collaborations with “Beck”, “The Chemical Brothers”, Björk and “The White Stripes”. 

Selected filmography

2016 Microbe&Gasoline

2013 Mood Indigo

2012 The We and the I

2011 The Green Hornet

2008 Be Kind Rewind

2006 The Science of Sleep

2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind