• Honeyland (2019)

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Release Date: July 26th, 2019

NR |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

Cast: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Director: Tamara Kotevska , Ljubomir Stefanov

Genres: Documentary, Drama

Production Co: Apolo Media, Trice Films

Distributors: Neon

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    As with any vérité portrait, there are many things that go unexplained. But the images tell us what we need to know: The unforced choreography between Hatidze and the bees. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Whitty Screen International

    The result is a careful chronicle that, while staying true to its observational ethos, nonetheless, leaves plenty of questions – and, occasionally, its audience – behind. show more

  • 75
    David SimsThe Atlantic

    A sensitivity to both petty human concerns and striking natural beauty is what makes Honeyland a particularly enthralling documentary. show more

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