KimStim

KimStim

KimStim is a Brooklyn-based, full-service distribution company dedicated to the release of exceptional independent, foreign, and documentary film. Founded in 2000 by Mika Kimoto and Ian Stimler, KimStim brings to North American audiences selected films from around the world gleaned from the most prestigious film festivals and include top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin and Tribeca.

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  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

    Directed by Ben Rivers & Ben Russell • Drama • 2014 • 98 minutes

    A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilder...

  • Abendland

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes

    Western standard of living and the urge to exclude others from it are at the core of this film. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey through Europe and the structures that guarantee our “civilized...

  • Alena

    Directed by Daniel di Grado • Drama • With Amalia Holm, Molly Nutley, Felice Jankell • 2017 • 83 minutes

    With a traumatic event in her recent past, Alena transfers to a posh private all-girls school where her decidedly lower class roots makes her an outsider. While a gang of mean rich girls are ...

  • Alois Nebel

    Directed by Tomas Lunak • Animation • 2014 • 84 minutes

    It is the end of summer, 1989. Alois Nebel works as a train dispatcher at a small railway station in the Sudetenland, a mountainous region on the Czechoslovak border. He is a loner who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the lone...

  • Blind

    Directed by Eskil Vogt • Drama • With Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali • 2015 • 96 minutes

    Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Pettersen) is a woman contending with the loss of vision. In trying to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days attempting to reconstruct the visual worl...

  • Boris Without Beatrice

    Directed by Denis Côté • Drama • With James Hyndman, Simone-Élise Girard, Denis Lavant • 2016 • 93 minutes

    The latest feature film by Québécois filmmaker Denis Côté (CARCASSES, CURLING, VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR), BORIS WITHOUT BEATRICE is a morality tale with fairy-tale inflections that focuses on B...

  • Bridgend

    Directed by Jeppe Rønde • Drama • With Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Adrian Rawlins • 2016 • 104 minutes

    The story of the film is based on a mysterious suicide cluster that took place in Bridgend County, a small former coal-mining province in Wales. Between December 2007 and January 2012 seventy...

  • By the Time It Gets Dark

    Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong • Drama • With Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Arak Amornsupasiri, Achtara Suwan • 2017 • 105 minutes

    A shape-shifting narrative around memory, politics and cinema, the film weaves together the stories of several characters. We meet a young waitress serving breakfast at...

  • Campaign (Observational Film #1)

    Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Seiko Hashimoto, Nobuteru Ishihara, Yoriko Kawaguchi • 2007 • 120 minutes

    Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party? Th...

  • Campaign 2 (Observational Film #5)

    Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • With Kazuhiko Yamauchi, Sayuri Yamauchi, Yuki Yamauchi • 2013 • 145 minutes

    In response to the Fukushima disaster, Yama-san is running an election campaign with an anti-nuclear message. But unlike last time, he hasno money, no machine, no nothing. Does h...

  • Creepy

    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa • Drama • With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba • 2017 • 130 minutes

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who made his name with classics CURE and BRIGHT FUTURE, gets back to his roots by putting the thumbscrews to the audience with his latest, CREEPY. A year after a botch...

  • Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

    Directed by Belinda Sallin • Documentary • 2014 • 95 minutes

    Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940–2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's ALIEN. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings an...

  • Dries

    Directed by Reiner Holzemer • Documentary • With Dries Van Noten, Iris Apfel, Pamela Golbin • 2018 • 90 minutes

    For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year, Reiner Holzemer documented the ...

  • Happy Hour

    Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi • Drama • With Sachie Tanaka, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara • 2017 • 317 minutes

    A powerful affirmation of the immersive potential of cinema. HAPPY HOUR is a slow-burning epic chronicling the emotional journey of four thirtysomething women in the misty seaside city o...

  • Homo Sapiens

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2016 • 94 minutes

    HOMO SAPIENS is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being.

    What will remain of our lives after we're gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities in...

  • I, Anna

    Directed by Barnaby Southcombe • Drama • With Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Eddie Marsan • 2016 • 93 minutes

    The lives of a beautiful divorcee and a troubled detective intersect during the investigation of a vicious murder on the grimy, rain-soaked streets of London, sparking a tangled web ...

  • Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower

    Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff • Documentary • With Jean Ziegler • 2018 • 92 minutes

    "A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child." —Jean Ziegler, Vice President of the Advisory Committee of the UN Right Council

    In 1964, Jean Ziegler was asked by Che Guevara to fight the "capitalist Monster....

  • Lamb

    Directed by Yared Zeleke • Drama • 2016 • 94 minutes

    Yared Zeleke's remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother's death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place amo...

  • Man in the Well

    Directed by Hu Bo • Drama • 2017 • 16 minutes

    Apocalypse. Two starving kids find a dead body in the ruins… Notes from Bela Tarr during 2017 FIRST training camp “They asked me to choose a ‘best student’ from these participants. But I don’t like the word. If I have to pick one, I want to give him ...

  • Mental (Observational Film #2)

    Directed by Kazuhiro Soda • Documentary • 2008 • 135 minutes

    MENTAL is a documentary that observes the complex world of an outpatient mental health clinic Chorale Okayama in Japan, interwoven with patients, doctors, staff, volunteers, and home-helpers.

    "To draw the curtain between normality and...

  • Mondovino: All Roads Lead to Rome

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 52 minutes

    How would a grape respond under psychoanalysis? Jean-Louis Laplanche, world-renowned psychiatrist and Freud translator, is the owner of the Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy. Yet his peculiarity does not compare with that of the husban...

  • Mondovino: Crossing the Rubicon

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 53 minutes

    The Antinori and Frescobaldi families have dominated the political and economic life of Tuscany for a thousand years. For the past thirty, they've concentrated all their resources in wine. The tensions and conflicts underlying the t...

  • Mondovino: Et tu Brute…

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 57 minutes

    The Tuscan saga continues: betrayal, redemption, and globalization: Italian-style. The two families fight it out for the hand of America's Mondavi family. But who's the real winner and who's the real loser? And what does it mean for...

  • Mondovino: Magic Potion

    Directed by Jonathan Nossiter • Documentary • 2004 • 59 minutes

    Moving north to the hallowed region of Burgundy to explore the sacred French notion of terroir (sense of place), we meet the loving but profoundly fractured Montille family.