After getting the first poster and a new set of images for Michel Gondry’s next film, The We and the I, earlier today, we’ve now got the great first trailer for the film ahead of its debut in the Directors’ Fortnight section at Cannes this week.

Penned by Gondry and debut writers Jeffrey Grimshaw and Paul Proch, the film stars a cast of largely unknowns, and this first trailer shows a lot of promise amongst them.

“The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates. As kids depart the bus for the last time, we get to learn about these graduates as they step into the world – their love, their conflicts, their despair and their hope.”

There’s been talk of sci-fi and time travel elements with the project, which has been somewhat shrouded in mystery during development, but there doesn’t seem to be any trace of them here. Unless, perhaps, it involves the (presumed) accident that’s stopped traffic at about the 1:20 mark, in which we can see an ambulance; perhaps whatever’s gone wrong there will be undone? Time will tell (no pun intended).

No word yet on a release, but having now seen the trailer, I’m looking forward to it even more. “This is not Six Flags. This is not a moment. Going home.” Brilliant. Enjoy.

Source: via BleedingCool.