Hive (Zgjoi)

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Original Title:Zgjoi
Program:New Releases
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Food
Release Year:2021
Runtime:84 min
Country/Region:Kosovo
Switzerland
Macedonia
Albania
Language:Albanian
Print Source:Zeitgeist Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39cIMHLPFMU
Cast/Crew
Director:Blerta Basholli
Executive Producer:Yll Uka
Valon Bajgora
Agon Uk
Cinematographer:Alexander Bloom
Screenwriter:Blerta Basholli
Editor:Félix Sandri
Enis Saraçi
Composer:Julien Painot
Principal Cast:Yllka Gashi

Description

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Reserve your ticket and start watching anytime starting Friday, January 7. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching. This engagement will run through February 10, with the possibility of an extension.


About the Film

Sundance triple award winner, and Kosovo’s official submission for the Academy Awards®, Hive is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands—but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility.

The men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty—and the financial future of Fahrije’s family. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe’s civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future.

Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award, and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Hive is a pithy, devastating portrait of loss and our uphill journeys to freedom.


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