This NYT Critics’ Pick is the latest film from Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind;The Science of Sleep), a story about Microbe, a shy, aspiring artist, who has trouble making friends at school until he meets Gasoline, a likeminded outcast. Together they hatch a plan to build a car and spend their summer on an epic road trip across France.
The Detroit News described Microbe and Gasoline as “an honest, exuberant ode to adolescence that crackles with creativity, heart and originality.” Orly Yadin, Executive Director for VTIFF, will be with us to present the film.
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Microbe and Gasoline was easily the most loved film at the 2016 Vermont International Film Festival. With Gondry’s talent for engaging with an audience of all ages without resorting to Hollywood-type sugarcoating, and his quirky, at times surreal, style, Microbe will draw you into the mischievous, naïve, smart and fun world of two boys while taking you on a fantastic road trip. You’ll leave the cinema with a smile on your face which won’t leave you for a long time.
– Orly Yadin, Executive Director, VTIFF
In French, with English subtitles. With Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Audrey Tautou. Running time 103 minutes; rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian) for some sex-related material involving young teenagers.
— The New York Times (NYT Critics Pick)
“Dargent and Baquet are terrific, delivering incredibly relaxed performances as two kids with exceptional intelligence and a burning passion for life.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Michel Gondry’s coming-of-age road movie Microbe and Gasoline … latches onto a true sense of friendship, confusion, wonder, and doubt that only the teenage years have. It’s warm and heartbreaking and potent.” — Combustible Celluloid