EXPAT CINEMA is our monthly screening of a brand-new non-English arthouse film with English subtitles.
Hatidze is one of Macediona's last nomadic beekeepers. She makes her way across wild meadowlands and up mountainsides, she collects honeycombs and makes her own honey. Everything she does is a sustainable arrangement with nature. One day a noisy family arrives with an old caravan an a herd of cows. At first, she tries to make peace with the family, but unfortunately, the family decides to encroach on Hatidze's bee business without heeding her advice, disrupting the natural balance of her life.
Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska spent three years in the presence of Hatidze, resulting in a poetic and visually ambitious film. A tough and tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature, a glimpse at a fast disappearing way of life, and an unforgettable testament to one extraordinary woman's resilience. Winner for best documentary at Sundance Festival, nominated for two Oscars/Academy Awards: best documentary and best international film.
"Honeyland is both an immersive experience and an undeniably gorgeous reflection on our relationship to nature." - Roger Ebert
"The opening minutes of Honeyland are as astonishing - as sublime and strange and full of human and natural beauty - as anything I?ve ever seen in a movie." - The New York Times