Broad Green Pictures Will Release Mia Hansen-Løve's 'Eden' in the US
by Alex Billington
September 23, 2014
Good news for one of my favorite films of the year. Mia Hansen-Løve's Boyhood-esque film Eden, about a French house music DJ, has been acquired for US release by a brand new distributor called Broad Green Pictures (aka BGP). The indie distributor recently acquired Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes and Isabel Coixet's Learning to Drive, but has yet to release any of the new films. Eden premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is also playing at the New York Film Festival this fall. I've seen it twice, once at both festivals, and it's one of my top films of the year, even though not everyone may be into it, it's fleeting like Boyhood spanning almost 20 years of time. But I really, really love this film so damn much. It really connected deeply with me.
Commenting on the news, producer Charles Gillibert stated: "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." BGP founders and brothers, CEO Gabriel Hammond and Chief Creative Officer Daniel Hammond add: "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." Couldn't have said it better. Read my TIFF review.
Eden is the latest from French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, of the films All Is Forgiven, Goodbye First Love and Father of My Children previously. All of her work is impressive and she's one of the most talented contemporary filmmakers from France, it's worth exploring her entire previous filmography whenever you get the chance. Eden tells the true story of a French house DJ who tried for years to achieve global success, while watching his friends Thomas and Guy-Man of Daft Punk make it big (but it is not a Daft Punk biopic). It stars Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne and Vincent Macaigne. From the press release: "BGP plans to release the film in Spring 2015, capitalizing on the film's overwhelming critical praise." We will keep you updated.