Dominik Moll’s mini-series EDEN recently had its world premiere in competition at Series Mania in Lille/France. The six-part series takes on various aspects of the subject of refugee influx by interweaving five emotional narratives that make this highly political issue tangible and was developed jointly with the editorial staff of SWR, ARD Degeto, ARTE France, and ARTE Deutschland. From the beginning, the series was conceived as an international co-production between Atlantique (Paris), LUPA FILM (Heidelberg, Berlin), and Port Au Prince (Berlin). The project received funding from the Franco-German development fund for series development, as well as production funding from the MFG Baden-Württemberg and the Centre national de Cinématographie CNC. Boasting an A-list cast of stars like Sylvie Testud, Juliane Köhler or Wolfram Koch – EDEN was aired in spring 2019 on ARTE. World sales have been assumed by Lagardère Studio Distribution, which has already sold rights to Greece and Denmark.

Sylvie Testud in EDEN (© Pierre Meursaut)