Eden

Eden

Mia Hansen-Løve (2014)

125min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A calm yet compulsive period piece about the "French touch" house music of the 1990s, Eden takes us on an experiential tour of the scene via its privileged protagonist Paul (Félix de Givry) who is at the heart of the movement. French film-maker Mia Hansen-Løve uses the experiences of her own brother Sven (who co-wrote the script) as a template for Paul, following him as he evolves from a fan in 1992 to an in-demand DJ who, by 2013, is still dogged by money issues and broken relationships like that with an American ex-pat writer (Greta Gerwig) and mentally unstable band member Cyril (Roman Kolinka). Although buzzing on famous names, places and bywords, Eden explores the boredom of glamour and the rot of narcissism within the arc of Paul's imperfect career. A soundtrack of 40 chosen tunes and sidelong looks at Daft Punk's genesis makes Hansen-Løve's assured fourth feature a heady trip for all ex-ravers.

Summary

Premiere. A literature student abandons his thesis as his DJing career takes off, achieving success in US clubs, but his spending and cocaine habit start catching up with him. Drama, starring Felix de Givry and Pauline Etienne. In French and English.

Cast & Crew

Paul Vallée Félix de Givry
Louise Pauline Etienne
Arnaud Vincent Macaigne
Stan Hugo Conzelmann
Anaïs Zita Hanrot
Cyril Roman Kolinka
Julia Greta Gerwig
Larry Brady Corbet
Director Mia Hansen-Løve
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Other Information

Language: French / EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: MetrodomeGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.Released on: 24 Jul 2015
Drama