Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
North Macedonia
86 minutes
All Ages
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Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019, Honeyland is a sumptuous, poetic and funny portrait of a female beekeeper in the remote Macedonian countryside.

Filmmakers Stefanov and Kotevska filmed Hatidze and her bees over three years. The 50-something apiarist lives in an isolated cottage with her frail elderly mother. She seems content to tend her bees and make the occasional four-hour trip to market. One day, a large family and their herd of cattle move into the otherwise deserted mountain valley and her peaceful life is turned upside down. At first, Hatidze enjoys the company, and willingly shares her special brandy and her ancient beekeeping ways. But her trust is betrayed, and all too soon her bees are in jeopardy. Intimate, humorous and timeless, Honeyland also epitomises the delicate balance between humankind and nature. Winner of Sundance's World Cinema Grand Jury Prize and Special Jury Awards for Cinematography and Impact for Change.

An unforgettable vérité character study and an intimate look at an endangered tradition.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
Far from a scolding, rub-your-nose-in-it depiction of environmental havoc, this is a tender story about the chaos of abandoning the common good.
David Ehrlich, IndieWire


Mon 10 June
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
International Documentaries, Festival Hits
All Ages
North Macedonia
In Turkish with English subtitles
Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Atanas Georgiev, Ljubomir Stefanov
Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma
Atanas Georgiev
Australian Premiere
Documentary, Environmental, Women Directors, Animals & Creatures, Festival Award Winners, Focus on Women, Food & Drink
Company Credits
World Sales: Deckert Distribution Gmbh
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