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Eastern Neighbours Film Festival: Honeyland + masterclass


Eastern Neighbours Film Festival presents a special screening of the Oscar nominated documentary Honeyland (Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska) in LHC. This Macedonian thought-provoking film with marvellous photography, will be accompanied by the director of photography Samir Ljuma, who will give a masterclass after the screening.

Program December 9

19:00 | Intro + screening Honeyland (playing time: 87′)

20:35 | Q&A with DOP Samir Ljuma by ENFF Artistic Director Rada Sesic

20:50 | 10 minute break

21:00 | Masterclass (duration: 45′)


Synopsis Honeyland

Hatidze, a Macedonian village woman, devoted her whole life to beekeeping and selling honey. She lives high in the mountains, being isolated and lonely. She is probably the last female wild beekeeper in Europe who nourishes the ancient style of working, trying to save the bees and maintain the natural balance in their environment. Her Honeyland gets invaded by a big family of nomadic beekeepers, who make her happy and sad. Their bee keeping techniques threaten her wild bees and her own livelihood. This film revolves around Hatidze’s struggle to save the bees, her day-to-day modest surviving needs, while taking care of her old and bedridden mother. The directors, to whom this film is a debut in the feature-length production, observed for three years their protagonist patiently, meticulously investing not only time but lots of love as well.


About ENFF

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival presents the best recent films from East and Southeast Europe, from countries with a small but often powerful cinema production. They bring current fiction feature films as well as meaningful documentaries and shorts.


Please note: we charge an additional fee of 5 euros for Cineville passholders and “Strippenkaart” holders.

Regie Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Cast Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam
Genre Documentaire
Land Macedonia
Release 9 dec 2020
Productiejaar 2019
Speelduur 165 minuten
Gesproken taal Turks
Ondertitelde taal Engels

Deze film wordt verwacht op 09 dec 2020. Houd deze pagina daarom goed in de gaten!


Trouw ★★★★★ (5 sterren)

Honeyland is een wonder van een film over de omgang met de natuur en met elkaar. Een verhaal om stevig in je hart te sluiten.

De Volkskrant ★★★★ (4 sterren)

Een prachtig gefilmd volkssprookje, gegoten in de vorm van een documentaire.

VPRO Cinema ★★★★ (4 sterren)

Gloedvol, zoetzuur, scherp observerend documentaire-debuut, dat al een scheepslading festivalprijzen won.

NRC ★★★ (3 sterren)

Poëtisch observerend epos. Betoverend en relevant.