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Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality. HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.
"A documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper doesn’t sound like one of the best films of the year, does it? But few movies capture the great wheel of nature turning with as much beauty and empathy as Honeyland, and fewer still show how easily the wheel can slip its track and come crashing to pieces." - Boston Globe
"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
"Like many a good documentary, 'Honeyland' takes us to a faraway land and culture in a way that reveals what is distinctive and what is universal about people." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"'Honeyland' is both an immersive experience and an undeniably gorgeous reflection on our relationship to nature." - RogerEbert.com