On the last day of school, the atmosphere on the bus returning students home through the Bronx suburbs transforms rapidly inside under the influence of hormones and moods, where sex, violence, plastic bras and blond wigs boil over. Gondry’s camera rarely peeps through the windows; it draws near and runs from faces, squeezes between seats, spies on chats and trembles during turns. It never goes outside the bus. The We and the I is like Laurent Cantet’s The Class mixed with Larry Clark’s Kids, who finally meet at Breakfast Club under the supervision of John Hughes.
Born 1964 in Versailles, France, Michel Gondry’s filmmaking career began as a music video director, including for artists such as Oui Oui, Björk, The White Stripes, The Chemical Brothers and many others. Gondry’s feature film debut came in 2001 with Human Nature. He claimed that Back to the Future was one of his favorite films, and if offered a quirky, funny, big-budget movie, he would do it in a minute. In 2011, his dreams came true when he directed The Green Hornet. The We and the I is his seventh feature-length film.
2001 Wojna plemników / Human Nature
2004 Zakochany bez pamięci / Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 Impreza na krawężniku (dok.) / Block Party (doc.)
2006 Jak we śnie / La science des rêves / The Science of Sleep
2008 Ratunku! Awaria / Be Kind Rewind
2011 Green Hornet 3D / The Green Hornet
2012 To my, a to ja / The We and the I