Brooklyn-based distributor Kimstim acquired the rights to North America from “The Fever” (“A February”) featuring Brazilian director Maya Da-Rin, who competed in locarno around the world and played in Toronto in 2019.
The film represents Pierre Menaheim’s French sales banner Steel Moving in the international market, which signed the deal on behalf of the producers with Kimstim’s Mika Kimoto. “Fever” will premiere in New York in December with New Director / New Films.
The “fever” follows Justino, a 45-year-old member of the indigenous Desana people, who is a security guard at the port of Manaus. Justino has come down with a mysterious fever as his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasilia. The movie’s main crew includes veteran photographer Barbara Alvarez (“Whiskey,” “The Headless Woman,” “The Second Mother”).
“Fever” will open in theaters in France in 2021 where it will be delivered to China along with Survival and New Wave Films Handling in the United States.
The movie has been at international festivals for a long time and won the Best Actor and the Fiprescii Award in Licorno, the Best Director in Chicago, as well as the Special Jury Award in Thessaloniki, among the awards.
“Fever” is being released in Brazilian theaters and platforms through the film Vitrine. The film was produced in collaboration with Tamandua Vermelho of Brazil, Encadramento Produce, Steel Moving of France and Compliment Film Ensign of Germany, Ad Ox Sinas du Mondi, Region Ile de France, World Cinema Fund and Torino Film Lab.
The slates of Kimstim’s international films include Oliver Laksh’s “Fire Will Come”, “Young Chang’s” It’s Not a Movie, “Kyoshi Kurosawa’s” Towards the End of the World “, and Bruno Dumont’s” Janet: The Childhood of Joan of Arc “.