Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2016
Peugeot Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
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Film Category
  • EDEN
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  • EDEN
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Toronto International Film Festival 2014 - Special Presentation
New York Film Festival 2014 - Official Selection

EDEN

 EDEN

FRANCE • BIOPIC • 131 MINS • 2014 • MA15+
DIRECTOR: MIA HANSEN-LØVE
CAST: FÉLIX DE GIVRY, PAULINE ÉTIENNE, VINCENT MACAIGNE, VINCENT LACOSTE, LAURA SMET, GRETA GERWIG

The exhilarating new film from Mia Hansen-Løve (Father Of My ChildrenGoodbye First Love) is a semi-biographical drama about the rise of the ‘French touch’ electronic music scene in the 1990s, one that spawned worldwide superstars like Daft Punk and Cassius.

With a narrative spanning two decades, Eden revolves around aspiring Parisian DJ, Paul (the captivating Félix de Givry), as he steps into the underground dance music scene. Raves dominate, but he’s drawn to the more soulful rhythms of Chicago’s garage house movement. He and best friend Stan form a duo and drop out of daytime society in their all-encompassing pursuit of ceaseless beats and bass, emotional and pharmaceutical highs, and a string of relationships (excellent support here from Greta Gerwig, Laura Smet and Pauline Étienne).

Inspired by the experiences of her brother and collaborator Sven, Hansen-Løve’s film is a spectacular panorama of beautiful faces and bodies, rushes of cascading light and colour and, of course, music. Shifting between euphoria and melancholy, Eden is a film that pulsates with the reckless heartbeat of youth.

PLEASE NOTE: Film screened in French with English subtitles

 

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