Eden, a film partially inspired by the legend of Daft Punk, has released its official trailer.
Dive into the ’90s French house scene (and beyond) below, and get a load of what’s in store for protagonists Paul and Stan (played by played by Félix de Givry and Hugo Conzelmann) in the Mia Hansen-Løve-directed film.
Aside from Paul and Stan, the film features a parallel storyline inspired by the lives of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, aka Daft Punk. The film was written by Sven Hansen-Løve, brother of director Mia and a good friend of the robots. He’s such a good friend that Daft Punk agreed to license three songs to the film for just $3,700 each, far less than the approximate one million the synchs would normally cost.
The Daft Punk members will appear in the film (not as themselves) in bit parts.
Sven was actually on hand when Daft Punk played “Da Funk” for the first time at a house party nearly 20 years ago. For more on his relationship with the bots and the inspiration for the film, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s interview.
After showing at a handful of festivals, Eden will be released theatrically on June 19 in New York and Los Angeles, before expanding to other cities at later dates.