In the underground world of exclusive raves, garage music, and copious amounts of cocaine, Félix de Givry’s character Paul learns the hard way that it’s only a matter of time before the nightlife consumes you.
Perhaps Mia and Sven Hanson-Løve’s latest semi-biographical film could have been edited more precisely, or maybe it was directed towards ending-less movie lovers. The 131-minute flick was interesting nonetheless, and an interest in electronic dance music may help alleviate the long run time. Interestingly enough, the movie was loosely based on Sven Hanson-Løve’s personal experiences as a DJ in the ‘90s, and his friendship with electronic duo Daft Punk. Eden caters to a wide variety of audiences; however, and by the time the second half of the movie comes around, you can really feel for the characters involved. As a lover of Daft Punk, as well as the Garage scene, I appreciated the sound track the most about the movie, and the original songs by “Cheers” and their remix of MK’s “Burning” can make you want to stand up and dance out of your seat. The after party was held at Omar’s Private Dining Club, and the intimate space was perfect for Sven’s post movie DJ set. Now a writer, Sven has left the music and nightlife scene for good, in search for a healthier alternative for his creative talents.
Check out photos from the New York premiere below:
The film hits theaters June 19.