Honeyland

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.

Honeyland
North Macedonia 2019
  • Czech
87 min.
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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 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, it doesn’t take long however, before a conflict evolves that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability.

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Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
Screenplay: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
Cinematography: Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma
Music: Foltin
Editing: Atanas Georgiev
Producer: Atanas Georgiev, Ljubomir Stefanov
Cast: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam
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