Running time 1h 27m | Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov | Republic of Macedonia | Documentary, nature
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, Honeyland is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone. (c) NEON
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.
David Ehrlich | IndieWire | Full review
An unforgettable vérité character study and an intimate look at an endangered tradition.
Sheri Linden | Hollywood Reporter | Full review