Daft Punk (movie) touring Australia in 2015
Daft Punk – or at least actors playing Daft Punk members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter – appear in a new film charting the rise of the French electronic-music boom in the 1990s.
Director Mia Hansen-LÃ¸ve’s film Eden traces the story of her brother, Sven Love who was a pioneering DJ in the scene, and his buddies including Daft Punk in the days before robot masks were part of their wardrobe. By the looks of the trailer, the story is filled with the requisite amount of drugs, sex and grimy DJ booths. And course there’s a killer soundtrack with Daft Punk cuts ‘Da Funk’, ‘One More Time’ and ‘Within’ all appearing in the short teaser clip.
Film bible Variety has compared the movie to The Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis noting that Eden is “similarly sensitive in its evocation of the fleeting joys and simmering disappointments of the artistic life, and just as impeccable in its presentation of music.” Variety also highlights an important scene where the central character Paul agonises over kick-drum sounds, comparing them to “rabbit farts” and “the invasion of Poland.”
Eden premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will screen in Australia at the French Film Festival in a couple of months. The festival travels to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Hobart and Byron Bay in March and April.