Upcoming Daft Punk’s Electroma
posted by June 12 at 11:15 AMon
French electro man-machines Daft Punk are preparing to release their first feature film, Electroma this Fall on Vice Records.
Daft Punk’s Electroma is an odyssey of two robots (played by Peter Hurteau and Michael Reich) who journey across a mythic American landscape of haunting, surreal beauty on a quest to become human. Their symbolic quest, which takes them from endless two lane highways to small idyllic towns to the arid desert, finds Daft Punk once again resisting conformity and developing new ways to highlight their inventive vision. A silent feature-length film that made its international debut at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Electroma will interest Daft Punk fans and film enthusiasts alike.
A departure from the usual cinematic experience, Electroma captures images and scenes with specific detail. Each scene can be viewed independently, likening the experience to the viewing of an art exhibit, or the recollection of one’s own memories. With its breathtaking cinematography, innovative filming techniques, and above all its underlying search for humanity within a dystopian environment, Daft Punk have delivered a film that finds a common thread with their previous work while exploring new horizons as directors of their first feature film.
The film will screen at limited North American cities (not Seattle) before its release. Daft Punk plays Seattle July 29th at the WaMu Theater w/the Rapture, SebastiAn, and Kavinsky.