Eden 2014 MA15+
2.45PM Sat 6 Feb 2021 (2hrs 11mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
‘This exhilarating film from Mia Hansen-Løve 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 Etienne).
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.’ Palace Films
DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 131 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH, (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MIA HANSEN-LØVE / SCRIPT: MIA HANSEN-LØVE, SVEN HANSEN-LØVE / CINEMATOGRAPHY: DENIS LENOIR / EDITOR: MARION MONNIER / PROD CO: CG CINEMA, FRANCE E CINEMA, BLUE FILM PRODUCTION, YUNDEL FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PALACE FILMS