special: New York-based art house distributor KimStim has acquired all North American rights to Hwang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s third feature film, Stone throwingwhich recently premiered in the Giornate Degli Autori section of this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Part of a trilogy focusing on the struggles of young women in contemporary China, the Chinese-language film revolves around one woman’s journey to deal with an unplanned pregnancy in the highly competitive, TikTok-inspired, economic world of urban China. It is worked for.
The film’s cast is headed by Yao Honggui and also includes Liu Long, Xiao Zilong, Huang Xiaoxiong and Liu Gang. Husband-and-wife duo Hwang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka previously directed. Eggs and stones And Silly birdalso starring Yao Honggui.
After its Venice premiere, Stone throwing It is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival before heading to the New York and BFI London Film Festivals. KimSteam is planning to release the film in theaters in early 2023.
Stone throwing Presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Collection (HKIFF Collection), a festival and distribution initiative under the industry arm of HKIFF.
KimStim’s Ian Stimler discussed the deal for North American rights with GoodMove Media Collection representative Pearl Chan.
“Stone throwing It provides a fascinating and sometimes crushing look at the societal forces exerted on youth in China, particularly in the realms of women’s physical autonomy and economic opportunity,” said Stimler.