Eden (2014)

Eden (2014)

Eden (2014)

Semi-biographical music drama set during the rise of a brand of 1990s electronica – labelled ‘French touch’ – that rolled out the carpet for future trend-setters like Daft Punk and Cassius. Follows two DJs who live the nocturnal lifestyle as a ‘Garage duo’, presenting their fusion of rave beats and soulful rhythms to the underground dance scene. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (Father of My Children).

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong drug use130 minsFranceFrench and English with English subtitles
DramaMusicWorld Cinema

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Eden (2014) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Zeroes in on the signature experiences of '90s club life with expert precision.

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Time Out

Time Out

Paul describes his music as “somewhere between euphoria and melancholy,” which is also an apt description of Eden itself.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Restrained but never tentative, remote yet enormously affecting...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Glamour is twinned with mundanity, beauty with boorishness and friendship with selfishness, while artistic endeavour is undercut by self-indulgence.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

What Hansen-Løve accomplishes with Eden is trickier, a feeling of being adrift in a scene where people are already invited to lose themselves to dance.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This graceful, deeply affecting movie has a soulfulness and sweep that mark it as a step forward for Hansen-Løve.

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