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Mia Hansen-Love’s EDM Movie ‘Eden’ Lands U.S. Distribution

Broad Green Pictures has acquired the film, which features appearances by Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet

Broad Green Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to director Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Eden,” which recently made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the company announced Tuesday.

BGP plans to release the film in Spring 2015. The company previously acquired “99 Homes” and “Samba” out of Toronto.

“Eden” stars Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne and Vincent Macaigne, with appearances by Brady Corbet, Laura Smet and Greta Gerwig.

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The movie will make its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival. Mia Hansen-Løve co-wrote the script with her brother Sven Hansen-Løve, whose life served as an inspiration for the film, which was produced by Charles Gillibert of CG Cinema.

“Eden” explores the electronic dance movement in Paris, whose rhythms echo its textures and feeling.  The film follows Paul (de Givry), a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris. Rave parties dominate that culture, but he’s drawn to the more soulful rhythms of Chicago’s garage house. He forms a DJ collective named Cheers and together he and his friends plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.

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“We are proud to partner with the ambitious new distribution company, Broad Green Pictures, for the US release of ‘Eden’ after its strong reception at Toronto. They recognized the potential of the film and will help bring the highly acclaimed filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve her biggest American audience yet,” said Gillibert.

“Broad Green is excited to share this vivid true to life story with as wide of an audience as possible. 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, CEO Gabriel Hammond and chief creative officer Daniel Hammond.

The deal for “Eden” was negotiated by Grégoire Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology on behalf of the filmmakers, and by Broad Green Pictures executives Asher Goldstein and Shawn Xu.