The origins of Daft Punk and the electronic dance music (EDM) genre as a whole are put on display in the first trailer for director Mia Hansen-Løve's "tribute to house music" Eden, arriving in US theaters this summer, starting June 19. Based on the experiences of Mia Hansen-Løve's brother (and co-writer) Sven Hansen-Løve, the film follows Paul (Félix de Givry), a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris. With a parallel storyline featuring Daft Punk, the film's described as "an intoxicating cocktail of euphoria and melancholy as alive as any nightclub."
Eden offers an affecting trip into the electronic dance movement in Paris whose rhythms echo its textures and feeling. Based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve's brother (and co-writer) Sven, 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. Shot by Denis Lenoir and also starring Greta Gerwig, Mia Hansen-Løve's film is a shimmering swirl of color, light and baselines - an intoxicating cocktail of euphoria and melancholy as alive as any nightclub. Take a look at the first trailer for Eden below, before it arrives in theaters June 19.