2019 / duration: 1h 29min
Directors: Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov
The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of North 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, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality. HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.
- Best International Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature Film
Sundance Film Festival
- World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
- World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change