Honeyland

(Honeyland)

This international award-winning film about the wild beekeeper Hatidze offers not only a glimpse of a vanishing trade set in the breath-taking mountainous scenery of North Macedonia but also a strong portrayal of the state of our civilisation.

Hatidze is 55 and lives with her ailing mother in what was once a mountain village. She earns a modest subsistence with her beekeeping and never tries to take more than she needs from the surrounding countryside. Her life starts to radically change when a large family moves in next door and consider her beekeeping skills to be a possible source for their own enrichment. The two filmmakers have successfully created a poetic and modest, but superbly filmed and multi-layered, film which shows what it means to live in harmony with Nature’s code and to fully accept it.

Impact

As magical as life in the Macedonian “honeyland” may appear to be, it is in no way easy. Hatidze’s traditional approach to beekeeping is appealing, but it is a very difficult way to earn a living. You can order honey from Hatidze or her neighbours on the film’s official website, and in this way help to support their way of life and obtain a unique souvenir for yourself.

About the film

Director: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Macedonia
2019 | 85 min.

Language: Turkish

Subtitles: Czech, English

Category

Panorama

Director

Ljubomir Stefanov

Filmography
2019 - Honeyland

Ljubomir Stefanov

Tamara Kotevska

Filmography
2019 - House on a Rocky Road
2019 - Honeyland
2015 - Free hugs
2014 - Games

Tamara Kotevska

Sales

Hanne Biermann

Deckert Distribution GmbH
e-mail: hanne@deckert-distribution.com

Screenings

14. 09. 18:00 Bio OKO
Tickets
17. 09. 17:30 Evald
Tickets

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