Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fictionalized Daft Punk appear in EDM film Eden

CHRIS COPLAN/Consequence of Sound

As previously reported, DJ Sven Love, co-founder of the duo Cheers, is chronicling the rise of France’s electronic music scene with a forthcoming “largely autobiographical” film entitled Eden. Along with scenes of the house parties and underground clubs that helped establish an entire sub-culture, the film features portrayals of several real-life DJs, most prominently Daft Punk’s own Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

Ahead of next Sunday’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film’s producers have shared the first official trailer. Soundtracked by brief clips of several different Daft Punk tracks, including “One More Time”, the trailer offers a few glimpses of the Daft Punk (played by actors Arnaud Azoulay and Vincent Lacoste) spinning in a Parisian nightclub

According to the film’s official synopsis:
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.
Watch the trailer below.

Eden also stars Greta Gerwig, Brady Corbet, and Laura Smet. Daft Punk gave their official consent to the film, offering a total of three songs to the soundtrack. Eden officially premieres on September 14th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1; head here for ticket prices and additional info.

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