September 30, 2016
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Paterson [Adam Driver] is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura [Golshifteh Farahani]. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
May 13, 2015
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Based on the experiences of Hansen-Løve’s brother [and co-writer] Sven, the film follows Paul [Félix de Givry], a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris. With a parallel storyline featuring Daft Punk, the film’s described as “an intoxicating cocktail of euphoria and melancholy as alive as any nightclub.”
In the 90’s, French electronic music is developing at a fast pace. In this exiting period, Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ. With his best friend, they create a duo, “Cheers” and quickly find their audience. They will soon be caught up in a euphoric and short-lived rise and decline. Blinded by his passion, Paul will forget to build his life.
Eden also tells the story of the “French touch” generation, from 1992 to nowadays.