Competition Programme-Documentary Film


Director: Ljubo Stefanov
Macedonia | 2019 | 85 min
7.00 KM
17. August 2019  at   15:00
Multiplex Cinema City - Hall 1
Ticket sale for this screening is open.
7.00 KM

In a deserted Macedonian village, 50-something Hatidze trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently manœuvres the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to sell her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 head of cattle. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and holds nothing back – not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever.

Director: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Screenplay: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Director of Photography: Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma
Editor: Atanas Georgiev
Sound: Rana Eid
Producer: Atanas Georgiev
Production: Trice Films
Co-Production: Ljubomir Stefanov (Apolo Media)
Contact: Deckert Distribution;

Ljubo Stefanov