After premiering to raves on the festival circuit last fall, Mia Hansen-Løve’s spellbindingly rhythmic film “Eden” is hitting theaters stateside.
The film drew acclaim out of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, with the bulk of the praise going towards its alternatingly exhilirating and melancholic tonal template.
Its official synopsis reads, “‘Eden’ is 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.” The film spans two decades, with Golden Globe nominee Greta Gerwig figuring into the film as an old acquaitance of Paul’s.
The official trailer (posted above) lives up to the premise’s potential and then some. At just two minutes, it’s a pulse-pounding, deeply-felt and richly colorful immersion into Hansen-Løve’s world. We can’t wait to see more.
“Eden” hits theaters on June 19. Watch the full trailer above.