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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.
“An unforgettable vérité character study and an intimate look at an endangered tradition.” – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian 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. Winner of this year’s World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Honeyland is a beautiful and poignant meditation on loneliness and the fragile symbiosis between humans and nature. (Dir. by Tamara Kotoveska, 2019, Republic of Macedonia, in Turkish with English subtitles, 87 mins., Not Rated)