Honeyland

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Showings

TBA Fri, Aug 9 12:00 AM
TBA Sat, Aug 10 12:00 AM
TBA Sun, Aug 11 12:00 AM
TBA Mon, Aug 12 12:00 AM
TBA Tue, Aug 13 12:00 AM
TBA Wed, Aug 14 12:00 AM
TBA Thu, Aug 15 12:00 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
$6.75 (Before 5PM)
Members:$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Documentary
Culture & Society
Agriculture
Women Directors
Release Year:2019
Runtime:85 min
Awards:2019 Sundance Film Festival: Cinematography Award
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award Impact and Change
Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary
Country/Region:Macedonia
Language:Turkish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Neon
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27ORUHlp6E
Cast/Crew
Director:Ljubomir Stefanov
Tamara Kotevska
Producer:Atanas Georgiev
Cinematographer:Fejmi Daut
Samir Ljuma
Editor:Atanas Georgiev
Composer:Foltin
Principal Cast:Hatidze Muratova
Nazife Muratova
Hussein Sam
Ljutvie Sam
Mustafa Sam
Muzafer Sam
Veli Sam
Ali Sam
Alit Sam
Gamze Sam
Ljutvish Sam
Safet Javorovac

Description

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours' walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice.

It doesn’t take long however, before Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, senses opportunity and develops an interest in selling his own honey. Hussein has seven young mouths to feed and nowhere to graze his cattle, and he soon casts Hatidze’s advice aside in his hunt for profit. This causes a breach in the natural order that provokes a conflict with Hatidze that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidze’s isolation and loneliness, her very means of survival are threatened.

The debut feature from documentarians Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska Honeyland was shot over three years by a skeleton crew committed to an intimate collaboration between filmmakers and subject. Honeyland is made with the widescreen sweep of an epic, visually ambitious and driven by an unexpectedly dramatic narrative and a surprising sense of humor. It’s a tough and tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature, a glimpse at a fast disappearing way of life, and an unforgettable testament to one extraordinary woman’s resilience.


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