Watch: The French house biopic Eden


Celebrating the euphoria of club culture and the early years of French Touch, Eden is the stylish new film from Parisian director Mia Hansen-Love.

Inspired by the life of her brother Sven, Mia Hansen-Love’s new film is one of the few that takes a serious look at the club scene. Following the life of Paul (Felix de Givry) over two decades, we watch him evolve from student to international DJ, seeing both the carefree joy of that lifestyle as well as its inevitable consequences. The film’s narrative is split into two parts, so as well as seeing Paul go from playing raves in abandoned buildings to MoMA in New York, we see the aftermath of the music losing popularity and how Paul deals with this. 

With appearances from Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo woven through the narrative as well as a suitably electronic soundtrack, the film is a must-see for anyone that’s a fan of Daft Punk, Justice or Cassius.

Eden is in cinemas now.