daft punk: electroma
Directors: Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo
(France/USA, 2006, 74min)
Wednesday 24 October, 9.45pm, at FreeDM Studio, Roundhouse[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Outrageous, audacious and utterly psychedelic, Electroma is the directorial film debut from Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, better known for making music as Daft Punk.
Electroma is the story of two robots on a quest to become human. This is a visually stunning, futuristic road movie without dialogue. It's brilliantly scored too, even though it includes not one single Daft Punk song.
The film was presented at Cannes last year and has had over 6 months of midnight screenings in Paris cinemas. When you first see them driving through the endless south western American landscapes in a 1987 Ferrari 412, you know what you're watching is bound to become a cult favourite.
"It's music for the eyes" - Thomas Bangalter (The Observer)
Electroma is out on DVD on 29 October 2007