French director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) has always had a knack for nailing the nexus between the ordinary and the extraordinary as it applies to love. His latest, Mood Indigo, out now, stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris as a couple that almost sidesteps love thanks to a flubbed Duke Ellington joke. (Just trust us, okay?) Instead of relying on the usual rom-com tropespitfalls, misunderstandings, and awkward pausesIndigo delicately depicts the rich fullness (and devastating emptiness) that comes with spending your life with the one you love, all within Gondrys wonderful weirdness. Chatting with Tautou, who's famous for both Amélie and those cheekbones, over the phone? Also wonderfully weird. The French actress prefaces our conversation with an apology: The phone is always so difficult for me," she laments, "because I can't use my hand to communicate with little air throwing movements. Damn, that's cute.