EDEN is a French drama film co-written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (Father of My Children, Goodbye First Love), which is described as “an intoxicating cocktail of euphoria and melancholy as alive as any nightclub.” It stars Félix de Givry (Something in the Air), Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Greta Gerwig, Golshifteh Farahani, Laura Smet, Vincent Lacoste, Roman Kolinka, Paul Spera, and Zita Harnot.
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, the film follows Paul (Félix de Givry), a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris. Rave parties dominate that culture, but he’s drawn to the more soulful rhythms of Chicago’s garage house. He forms a DJ collective named Cheers (as, in a parallel storyline, two of his friends form one called Daft Punk, who float throughout the movie), and together he and his friends plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.
- via Beatport