Eden is an upcoming film by director Mia Hansel-Love, based on the early staged of the French rave scene in the 90’s, which includes the up and coming (at the time) duo, Daft Punk. With a young cast portraying them in the film, along with the main protagonists, the film seems to be filled with the trials and tribulations of making it into that world.
While not focused on Daft Punk themselves (at least not entirely), the film looks very interesting, and I’m definitely curious to get a picture of how things were like in the music scene back then, and how it all started for one of my top five bands. Best of all, the musical score for the film will obviously include Daft Punk tracks, so you know you’re in for a musical ride!
Here’s the officially synopsis:
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.
Check out the trailer below. What do you all think about this French film?