‘Eden is like going to a rave, losing yourself to dance (perhaps under the spell of Daft Punk), and emerging from the abandoned sheetrock factory that was hosting the party to find that it’s almost noon. ’ LITTLE WHITE LIES
EDEN spins over the last two decades and chronicles the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French Touch music scene in the 90s.
Based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother (and co-writer) Sven, who was one of the original DJs of the French house and garage scene in the early 1990s. Mia Hansen Love’s epic film was shot in Paris, New York and Chicago and features numerous cameos including the legendary Tony Humphries. Music comes from iconic labels of the time such as Strictly Rhythm, MAW Records, Nervous and Salsoul, and production from the likes of Daft Punk, Joe Smooth, Frankie Knuckles, Terry Hunter, Kerri Chandler, The Orb, and MK.
Paul (Félix de Givry) is a teenager in the underground dance music scene of early-nineties Paris. Raves dominate, but he's drawn to the more soulful rhythms of Chicago's garage house scene. He and a friend form a DJ duo called — with unfathomable layers of irony — Cheers. Two of their friends form a group with a similarly odd name: Daft Punk. These young artists plunge into the life, building their following one set at a time, dropping out of daytime society to form a community based on the high of the ceaseless beats and bass.