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.
Interestingly the directors started this documentary as a part of a 5 minute environment preservation video about one of Europe’s last wild-beekeepers and ended up spending 4 years making this amazing documentary. Well worth watching.
This film is available at Curzon Home Cinema (click here to purchase and watch)