Eden

By Anthony August 3rd, 2015

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, Eden charts the bittersweet rise of a young Parisian DJ in the early nineties up until the present day, acting as a semi-fictionalised history of the French House scene in the process. Capturing the ephemeral hedonism at the core of dance music’s appeal is something that cinema has been prone to miscalculate – but Hansen-Løve manages to create a nostalgic, subtle portrait of club culture. Tinged with undercurrents of loneliness, narcissism and youthful dreams gone awry, Eden is an engaging perspective on the dangers of unbridled ambition as well as the music scene that is the film’s backdrop; the whole film is animated by an excellent soundtrack. A recommended watch:

 

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