If you’re an avid French Touch fan you must have heard of the upcoming movie titled Eden. Set in the 90s, the French drama directed by Mia Hansen-Løve will follow in the footsteps of Mia’s brother Sven, a famous French House DJ who helped pioneer the genre. Sven will be represented by a character named Paul, played by Félix de Givry and will be accompanied by the famed duo known as Daft Punk comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo played by Vincent Lacoste and Arnaud Azoulay respectively.
Here is the synopsis for Mia’s fourth feature:
The fourth feature from Mia Hansen-Løve (Father of My Children, Goodbye First Love) is a rare achievement: an epically scaled work built on the purely ephemeral, breathlessly floating along on currents of feeling. Eden is based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother (and co-writer) Sven, who was one of the pioneering DJs of the French rave scene in the early 1990s. Paul (Félix de Givry) and his friends, including Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (otherwise known as Daft Punk), see visions of ecstasy in garage music-as their raves become more and more popular, they experience a grand democracy of pure bliss extending into infinity, only to dematerialize on contact with changing times and the demands of everyday life. Hansen-Løve’s film plays in the mind as a swirl of beautiful faces and bodies, impulsive movements, rushes of cascading light and color (lensed by the great cameraman, Denis Lenoir), and music, music, and more music. Eden is a film that moves with the heartbeat of youth.
While reportedly already released in France, back on November 19th 2014, EDEN will have a few select screenings around the world, one of them being at Australia’s French Film Festival.
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