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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.
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hatidze Muratova ... Herself
Nazife Muratova Nazife Muratova ... Herself
Hussein Sam Hussein Sam ... Himself
Ljutvie Sam Ljutvie Sam ... Herself
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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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The Most Awarded Film out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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Documentary | Drama

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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:

$808,519

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$840,083
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Apolo Media, Trice Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Macedonia's first Oscar nomination since 1995. See more »

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Hatidze Muratova: Take half, leave half.
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And if they ever disappeared completely, people would only have themselves to blame.
29 September 2019 | by eminklSee all my reviews

The relatively modern tools Hussein uses to weigh honey only help to cement the film's clear microcosm of the tension between sustainability and industrialization; between restraint and a catastrophic lack of foresight. In that sense, watching "Honeyland" is like looking at the greatest problems of our time through a pinhole, but the film sees the situation with a clarity that gets under your skin and breaks your heart. 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. By reflecting Muratova's relationship with her hives against the social contract that she's formed with her mother - and that binds Hussein to his family - Kotevska and Stefanov shine a light on what the bees have always told us: They survive by serving each other. And if they ever disappeared completely, people would only have themselves to blame.


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