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Imhoof's bee doc gets Oscar buzz

28 September 2013 11:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Markus Imhoof could be set to make a return trip to the Oscars with his documentary More Than Honey.

Switzerland has submitted the in-depth look at declining honeybee colonies for the Best Foreign-Language Academy Award.

If selected for the shortlist, it would mark the second time Imhoof has been nominated for an Oscar after being up for an Academy Award with drama Das Boot ist voll in 1982.

Speaking to Screen about the documentary, Imhoof said: “We hoped it would be a success and that maybe 50,000 people would see it. But it’s the most successful Swiss film of the past year and we’ve received 18 awards so far. I never thought tiny bees would have such an effect.”

The film-maker, who is also the president of the German-speaking documentary jury at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, said the success of More Than Honey has delayed him from work on his next feature.

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