So Daft Punk have a new movie set to make its American premiere in July: Electroma. However, don’t expect to hear a Daft Punk soundtrack or even appearances from the camera-shy boys themselves, as they’re on the other side of the camera directing (the protagonists are played by actors). The soundtrack also features the odd choices of Brian Eno, Todd Rundgren, SÃ©bastien Tellier and Curtis Mayfield.
This apparently very “arty” movie follows two robots on their quest to become human, featuring long tracking shots and a “focus on imagery” opposed to plot and character development (one would assume). So far it’s gotten mixed reviews, with its initially brief run extended in Paris, but with a crowd at Cannes walking out on it.
It’s a somewhat odd turn for the duo who also produced the satisfying Daft Punk anime mega-music-video / movie, Interstella 5555, but hey, who doesn’t love robots?
Watch the trailer: