|Country of Origin:
|| United States
||5:00 (300 Min.)
||NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
||October 28, 2003
||June 04, 2005
|The Directors Label series highlights the work of the filmmakers who have helped to re-define music videos and filmmaking over the last decade.
Michel Gondry is currently one of the most acclaimed and respected music video directors in the industry.
Gondry got his start while studying graphics at a French art school when he began directing videos for the band Oui Oui, for which he played drums. The clips' success attracted other local bands, and it wasn't long before he was working internationally.
In 1993 Gondry met pop singer Bjork, commencing one of his longest and most successful professional creative relationships. Their first collaboration, the video for "Human Behavior," won practically every existing music video award. He went on to helm another five of Bjork's videos, including "Joga" and "Bachelorette," while also collaborating with wide-ranging artists such as The Rolling Stones, Beck, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow and Cibo Matto.
One of his first spots, Levi's "Drugstore" (1994), garnered the Lion D'Or at Cannes and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most award-winning commercial of all time. Among his other notable credits are Levi's "Mermaids," winner of a silver at the Clio Awards and a bronze at Cannes; and Smirnoff's "Smarienburg" (1997), which captured gold medals at Cannes and the Clio Awards. Most recently, Gondry completed a series of spots for Gap's lyrical "That's Holiday" campaign, as well as Levi's "Bellybuttons."
Gondry has further distinguished himself with his two feature film collaborations with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman: 2002's Human Nature, starring Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans and Tim Robbins, and 2004's Oscar winner for best original screenplay, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
The White Stripes "The Hardest Button To Button"
Kylie Minogue "Come Into My World"
The White Stripes "Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground"
The White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Girl"
The Chemical "Brothers Star Guitar"
Foo Fighters "Everlong"
Daft Punk "Around The World"
Cibo Matto "Sugar Water"
The Rolling Stones "Like A Rolling Stone"
Bjork "Army Of Me"
Massive Attack "Protection"
Lucas Lucas "With The Lid Off"
Bjork "Human Behavior"
I Am "Le Mia"
Jean Francois Coen "La Tour De Pise"
Oui Oui "Ma Maison"
Oui Oui "Bolide"
Oui Oui "Junior Et Sa Voix D'or"
Oui Oui "Les Cailloux"
Oui Oui "Un Joyeux Noel"
Oui Oui "La Ville"
I've Been 12 Forever (Part 1 Age 12-12)
I've Been 12 Forever (part 2 Age 12-12)
A 75 minute film, including interviews with Michel, the artists and collaborators, as well as extensive behind the scenes footage, drawings and storyboards.
Stories & Things:
"Drugstore" Levi's Commercial
"Smarienberg" Schmirnoff Commercial
"Resignation" Polaroid Commercial
"Drumb & Drumber"
"Pecan Pie" A short film starring Jim Carrey
"Three Dead People"
"My Brother's 24th Birthday"
Oui Oui Livec concert footage
56-page color book:
Including Michel's stories, drawings, photographs & interview.