In this wistful comic charmer from Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories; O’Horten) a recent divorcee must escort Norway’s standard kilo to a conference in Paris, where it will be weighed according to international measures. But how can one take stock of such things, when our lives and loves are so finite in comparison?
“Despite the weighty title, this is an extremely light, delicate art film that rarely makes a false move. For those who know Bent Hamer’s work, this Norwegian-Parisian love story between two scientists will come as another pleasant installment in his warm stories about human beings and their need for each other.” Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
Imagine being at the cutting edge of the electonic music scene in Paris at the beginning of the 90s, rubbing shoulders with Daft Punk, dedicating your life to shaping the sound… That’s where Paul (de Givry) finds himself, a DJ on the up, riding a wave that takes him… right back to where he started, in fact. Eden is a palpably authentic exploration of a fascinating musical subculture, detailing the shifts and grooves that whisked the EDM scene from "in crowd" cult to global mainstream dominance. But not without cost: not every DJ became a star, and some, like Paul, lost a decade without noticing how life is slipping through his fingers.
Music by: Daft Punk, Joe Smooth, Frankie Knuckles, Terry Hunter, MK…
"Eden is celebratory, cautionary and entirely intoxicating." Katherine McLaughlin, The List
"An exhilarating sense of the present moment overwhelms all; the time is always now… The camerawork is so fluid and the settings so brimming with detail that one feels washed away by the film, recognizing the hero’s decline only when he does—that is, too late." Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
Wimpy POTUS Samuel L Jackson is shot down in a remote Nordic wilderness and rescued from terrrorists by a plucky 13 year old armed only with a bow and arrow in this quirky old school action movie from the director of Rare Exports.
"Yes, the film’s clunky. Yes, it’s dumb. But it’s fashioned with such charm that it’s also lovable, poignant and funny." Patrick Smith, The Telegraph
"It’s not entirely clear how much of Big Game is funny on purpose, but it hardly matters when the action is so slick and the dialogue so ripe." Donald Clarke, Irish Times
The quirky naturalistic coming of age comedy stars Dan Abramovici as Ben as he copes with life, love, and bouncing back from a bad breakup. Heartbroken and cynical after he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Ben makes the unusual decision never to leave his house again. Relevant and witty, the film speaks to the heart of our scattered, digital age, and is a topical and comedic look at today’s wired generation.
"Remarkably funny." Montreal Gazette