The distributor has acquired North American rights from Films Distribution to Eva Husson’s feature debut.
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) premiered in Toronto last autumn and screens on Friday night at Rendez-Vous, co-presented in New York with UniFrance and Film Society Of Lincoln Center.
Husson’s film explores the sexual exploits and awakenings of a group of teenagers in Biarritz, France in the age of social media.
Samuel Goldwyn Films plans a limited theatrical release in late spring.
Marilyn Lima, Finnegan Oldfield, Daisy Broom, Fred Hotier, and Lorenzo Lefebvre star. Husson wrote the screenplay.
“The film captures contemporary, adolescent sexual exploration in an honest and seldom-portrayed manner,” said Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films, who negotiated the deal with Nicolas Brigaud-Robert on behalf Films Distribution.
“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.”
Didar Domehri, Laurent Baudens, and Gael Nouaille produced.