Irish Film Institute -EDEN



131 minutes, France, 2014, Colour, Subtitles, D-Cinema

This film was released on Friday 24th July 2015 and is no longer screening.

★★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Irish Times

Paul (Félix de Givry) is drawn into the world of dance music through illicit raves in Paris during the early 1990s. Seduced by the soulfulness of the Chicago House scene, Paul becomes a DJ and producer, watching on as his contemporaries Daft Punk release Da Funk and briefly make his city the hippest place on earth. Paul builds enough of a reputation to travel around the world sharing the music he loves, dabbling with many of the substances he is offered and enjoying numerous dalliances with women, including one kooky American who makes a lasting impression (a nice cameo from Greta Gerwig). But years of partying leave Paul in need of something more.

Mia Hansen-Løve’s moving and effective paean to club culture is both epic and intimate, telling a story that spans decades while being brilliantly insightful about how music matters in people’s lives. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

The IFI French Film Club screening will take place on July 28th at 20.15. IFI and Alliance Française members pay just €7 a ticket for this screening. Please ask at the IFI Box Office for more information and to book

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