Watch a Trailer for a More Grounded (Slightly) Michel Gondry Film “Microbe and Gasoline”

Film auteur Michel Gondry has made a name for himself by making some of the most imaginative and inventive works in film in recent memory. From Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to his iconic music videos, Gondry has a knack for actualizing fantasy in a very charming way.

His latest film, Microbe and Gasoline takes Gondry’s normal dreamy mise en scène down a notch, but only just one notch. It seems very much like a straightforward coming-of-age, buddy road trip comedy in this trailer, but Gondry does have two young outcasts build a house on wheels to run away in.

Still, it has that unmistakable sense of wonder from Gondry that’s almost always appealing.