Honeyland

87m, DCP, Republic of Macedonia

The most awarded film at Sundance this year, this poignant and spectacularly shot documentary observes the rigorous routines of beekeeper Hatidze, who lives in near-complete solitude (aside from her ailing mother) in the Balkan Mountains. When a large and disruptive family plant themselves next door, the welcome neighborly company gives way to personal and practical tensions as their commercially-oriented approach to beekeeping threatens to undermine the carefully calibrated ecosystem Hatidze has been maintaining for years. A Neon release

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs

In Turkish and Macedonian with English subtitles

A film by Tamara Kotevska Ljubomir Stefanov

A mesmerically beautiful documentary.”

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