03/05/2010 15:17

“Electroma” by Daft Punk within Planet Rock Selection

Cinema City Festival will screen, within its Planet Rock selection, film “Electroma” by famous French music duo Daft Punk. Directorial debut by Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter presents an odyssey of two robots who, on their way to humanity, journey across mythical American landscape of enchanting beauty. A symbolic mission leads them to endless highways, across idyllic towns all the way to a desert wasteland.

“Electroma” shows two hero robots named Hero No. 1 and Hero No. 2. They differ only by different helmets. One wears silver, the other gold. In introductory scene they are shown driving Ferrari 412 with plates symbolically reading “Human”. During their voyage they come across a town in California where they meet residents similar to them. Later they visit an unusual object where liquid latex is poured over their heads, and with help of prosthetic devices and wigs they gain human faces. When this odd duo leaves the object in their new form, residents are shocked by their new appearance. Their faces start melting in the sun, while alarmed people chase after them. They reluctantly give up their, already ruined, human form and carry on into the desert.

On this spiritual journey Daft Punk once more break through conformity and develop new ways of accentuating their symbolic vision of the world. This feature, without real conversation or sound, had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Eccentric “Electroma” will interest Daft Punk fans as well as true film lovers.

French electro duo, Daft Punk, are Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Lead by French house, they achieved world fame both as musicians and as producers, in late nineties. They are winners of prestigious music awards, and two-time Grammy Award winners.