Mia Hansen-Løve's 'Eden' Sells to Upstart Broad Green Pictures

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The French drama makes its U.S. premiere at the upcoming New York Film Festival

Continuing its buying spree, new U.S. distributor Broad Green Pictures has scooped up North American rights to Mia Hansen-Løve's Eden, about the Parisian DJs who gave rise to the electronic dance movement in the early 1990s.

Hansen-Løve wrote the script with her brother, Sven Hansen-Løve, whose life served as the inspiration for the French movie, which makes its U.S. premiere at the upcoming New York Film Festival after screening at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. BGP is planning a spring 2015 release.

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Eden follows the rise and fall of Paul, a teenager who forms a DJ collected named Cheers. He and his friends soon become caught up in an endless cycle of sex and drugs. The film stars Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne and Vincent Macaigne, with Brady Corbet, Laura Smet and Greta Gerwig co-starring. Charles Gillibert produced.

“Mia has effectively captured this emotional journey through a familiar fleeting landscape of passionate youth. It is both unique and poignant and it is relatable to anyone who has gone for broke while pursuing their dreams," said BGP founders and brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond.

In Toronto, BPG also acquired 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield, and Samba.

The deal for Eden was negotiated by Kinology on behalf of the filmmakers, and BGP executives Asher Goldstein and Shawn Xu.