Honeyland

Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Country:
Macedonia
Year:
2019
Certificate:
CLUB

“... a lyrical environmental fable ... full of human and natural beauty ...” The New York Times

50-year-old Hatidze Muratova lives with her elderly mother in a rural Macedonian village. She is one of the few remaining so-called "bee hunters" on the Balkan peninsula - she raises bees in a minimally invasive manner, serenading them with a secret chant whilst gently removing honeycomb without netting or gloves.

When an unruly family moves in next door, Hatidze at first welcomes her new neighbours, as they too want to practice beekeeping. But then Hussein, the head of the family, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever ...

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  • Available on DCP Format: From January 2020
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From January 2020