Distribution company Broad Green Pictures is new to the game, but they’re sure on a roll. Fresh off announcing they forked over $3 million for the Andrew Garfield-starring thriller “99 Homes” comes news they’re also locked in to release Mia Hansen-Løve’s acclaimed electronic music-themed drama “Eden,” which recently world-premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The company also netted “Samba,” the latest film from the team behind “The Intouchables,” out of the festival.
Here’s Broad Green Pictures’ description of “Eden”:
“Eden” is an affecting trip into the electronic dance movement in Paris whose rhythms echo its textures and feeling. The film follows Paul (Félix 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 (as, in a parallel storyline, two of his friends form one called Daft Punk, who float throughout the movie), and together he and his friends plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. Shot by Denis Lenoir, Hansen-Løve’s film is a shimmering swirl of color, light and baselines – an intoxicating cocktail of euphoria and melancholy as alive as any nightclub.
The company plans to release it next spring.