15
2hrs 11mins

An electrifying, nostalgic dance through the EDM club scene of 1990s Paris and beyond; Mia Hansen-Løve orchestrates an intoxicating (and equally sobering) coming-of-age triumph.

This feature contains scenes of flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Mia Hansen-Løve Retrospective
Mia Hansen-Løve
15
Drama
Strong language, sex, drug use. Contains Flashing Images.
French
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

In this two-decade-sprawling journey through the explosion of dance music, we follow Paul, an aspiring DJ hypnotised by the underground music scene in Paris. On the advent of his contemporaries Daft Punk’s rise to superstardom, he finds his community, and begins his journey into the kaleidoscopic, addictive 24-hour-party lifestyle of the live dance music industry.

Making his claim in the music world as part of DJ duo Cheers, while enjoying a burgeoning relationship with American girlfriend Julia (independent cinema extraordinaire Greta Gerwig), he finds his euphoric high in life. But, while a big break awaits him in America, so does his inescapable comedown, as a lifestyle of hedonism takes its inevitable toll…

A spellbinding party, turned melancholy meditation on recapturing long-past glory days, this boundlessly energy-fuelled modern masterpiece from Mia Hansen-Løve is both unreservedly infectious, thanks to its irresistible soundtrack, and deeply affecting, given its hard-hitting reflection on those left behind across the inexorable passage of time…

This film is screening at Tyneside Cinema as a part of our season Things To Come: The Films of Mia Hansen-Løve, click here to find out more.

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Sun 10 Jul
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