'Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)' Acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival
'Bang Gang'

The film from French filmmaker Eva Husson premiered at Toronto.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights for Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story), the feature debut by French filmmaker Eva Husson.

The film, which premiered in TIFF's Platform section in September, explores the sexual exploits and awakenings of a group of teenagers in Biarritz, France, in the age of social media. It centers on a girl (Marilyn Lima) who will stop at nothing to keep a boy's (Finnegan Oldfield) attention, and so he must keep one-upping her sexual acts, eventually bringing her friends Laetitia (Daisy Broom), Nikita (Fred Hotier) and Gabriel (Lorenzo Lefebvre) into the bedroom with them.

Samuel Goldwyn Films is planning a limited theatrical release in late spring 2016.

“The film captures contemporary, adolescent sexual exploration in an honest and seldom-portrayed manner.  It’s both beautifully shot and acted and tackles a taboo subject matter head-on without shying away from the realities of teenage sexuality in a world where any moment can be captured and shared instantaneously," says Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Didar Domehri, Laurent Baudens and Gael Nouaille produced Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story). The deal was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert on behalf Films Distribution.