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Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | | Documentary, Drama | 26 July 2019 (USA)
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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.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hatidze Muratova ... Self
Nazife Muratova Nazife Muratova ... Self
Hussein Sam Hussein Sam ... Self
Ljutvie Sam Ljutvie Sam ... Self
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Storyline

The last female beehunter 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. This film which is filmed in Macedonia is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition.

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Nominated for academy awards 2020 Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

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Trivia

The crew spent three years on location, for principal photography. See more »

Goofs

Much of the promotional material described Hatidze as the "last female wild beekeeper in Europe." Although traditional wild beekeeping has died out in most of Europe, it is still widely practised in Polissia (Polesia), located in modern Ukraine. See more »

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Hatidze Muratova: Take half, leave half.
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You Are So Beautiful
Written by Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston
Performed by Phoenix and the Dream
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Humbling, Unforgettable
6 October 2019 | by Lepidopterous_See all my reviews

"One half for me, one half for you."

3 years. 400+ hours of footage. My 2nd viewing. Yet I am still at a loss for words at how a film like this is even possible.

It somehow manages to present a grounded narrative, a parable of rural life, and a kind environmental message, all quietly captured through observational lens and intimate scope. You will witness everything from a cow giving birth to the near-drowning of a child (which, while brief, is very difficult to watch). The editing and fly-on-the-wall filmmaking style is superb.

Do not miss.


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Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Honeyland See more »

Filming Locations:

North Macedonia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,381, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$815,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,231,697
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Company Credits

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Apolo Media, Trice Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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