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Fall 2018 Releases
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  • Around India with a Movie Camera - Sandhya Suri skilfully weaves together archive footage to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India pre-1947.

  • Dead Souls - Wang Bing's latest film documents the testimony of survivors of the hard-labor camp in the Gobi Desert in Gansu, China.

  • Film StillEternity Has No Door of Escape - Brings viewers to the places and institutions in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium where the history of "Outsider Art" unfolded and continues to unfold today.

  • I Cannot Tell You How I Feel - Su Friedrich continues her ongoing quest to film the battleground of family life.

  • Jamilia - A search for Jamilia, the title character in the novella by Chingiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the rules of Kirghiz society.


  • Minute Bodies - A meditative, immersive tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.

  • Film StillThe Owl's Legacy - Chris Marker takes thirteen words of Greek origin that cover an array of subjects in order to find the ancient Greece that accompanies our thoughts, inspires our writers, influences our politics and ideals of beauty.

  • The Poets - Follows two West African poets and lifelong friends, Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare, as they travel through their home countries of Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore what has shaped their art.

  • The Scientist, The Imposter, and Stalin - Two extraordinary human destinies, caught up in the implacable political machinery of the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine.


  • The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan - A critical and ironic documentary on the state of the Cuban economy, as told through the life of Juan.

  • Film StillSPK Complex - The anti-psychiatric Socialist Patients' Collective (SPK) was founded in Heidelberg in 1970 and attributed individual suffering to society’s capitalist structures.

  • Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo) - This landmark 1927 ethnographic documentary by Marc Allégret depicts his expedition in French Equatorial Africa.

  • The Widowed Witch - A dark satire, with touches of magic realism, that highlights the moral vacuum in an impoverished part of China.

Spring 2018 Releases
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  • 12 Days - Legendary filmmaker-photographer Raymond Depardon chronicles the patients of a psychiatric ward where justice and madness meet.

  • CERN - Multi-awarded director Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Cholesterol, the Great Bluff - A rigorous investigation on the cholesterol case, dealing with social, political, scientific and economical issues.

  • Film StillDonna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival - A playful and candid portrait of Donna Haraway, one of the most important living thinkers in the field of science and technology.

  • Double Life: A Short History of Sex in the USSR - Revisits 70 years of communist power in the Eastern Bloc through the prism of sexuality.

  • Dries - For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and home life. From the KimStim Collection.


  • France (Les Habitants) - Documentarist Raymond Depardon travels through provincial France in a camper, gathering conversations with people from all walks of life.

  • From Business to Being - The story of three executives who embark on a quest to find ways out of the "rat race." From the KimStim Collection.

  • Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower - An in-depth documentary on the charismatic and controversial sociologist, professor and best-selling author Jean Ziegler and his endless belief in socialism. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Journal de France - A journal, a voyage through time. Depardon photographs France, Nougaret rediscovers the unseen footage he has so carefully kept: his first steps behind the camera, his TV reports from around the world, snatches of their memories and of our history.

  • A Man's Place - Confronted with unforeseen pregnancies and, in most cases, abortions, men reveal their feelings and thoughts.

  • Film StillMarlina the Murderer in Four Acts - In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption.


  • The Other Side of Everything - A Belgrade apartment divided in two—with one half that has been locked for more than 30 years—tells the story of Serbia's political turmoil.

  • Film StillThe Red Soul - Why do so many Russians still defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? Russians speak openly about Joseph Stalin and their traumas, rooted in a violent history.

  • Silentium: From Life in the Convent - Four nuns, a formation director, twenty-six sheep and a convent... The ambivalence between the spirituality of the convent’s tranquility on one hand and the secularity of modern convent life on the other. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Sacred Water - Immerses the viewer into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in a most secret way: female pleasure.

  • Tokyo Idols - A provocative look into the Japanese pop music industry, a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. From the KimStim Collection.

  • When Banana Ruled - A dramatic tale of cynical adventurers, of visionaries of a modern and crippling capitalism, told like a Western.

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