Fictionalized Daft Punk film premieres at Toronto International Film Festival


The largely-autobiographical French film, Eden, will see its first showing this Sunday (September 14th) as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (Goodbye First Love, Father of My Children), the two-hour movie portrays young French DJs in their climb to fame within the surging underground EDM scene. Eden was written by director Hansen-Løve and her brother Sven, drawing heavily from Sven’s own story in establishing his DJ duo, Cheers.

The film follows Paul (Félix de Givry) who is becoming increasingly immersed in house music from France and eventually Chicago and New York. Him and a friend frequent raves until deciding to form their own electronic music-making team called – with an unplumbed meta-ness – Cheers. Shortly after, two of their friends start a group with a rather familiar name: Daft Punk.

Consequence of Sound confirmed that the 2013 Record and Album of the Year Grammy award winners “gave their official consent to the film,” also “offering a total of three songs to the soundtrack.” The trailer shown at Pitchfork reveals Daft Punk hits “One More Time” and “Within” overtop the film’s carousing nature.

Eden is anticipated to have a PG-13 rating and also stars Greta Gerwig, Pauline Etienne and Vincent Macaigne. For tickets or additional info, visit the TIFF website here.


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