Hive | BREC International Film Festival Summer 2022 | BREC

BREC International Film Festival

Hive (M)

Run Time 84 mins
Price $12-$19 no BF
Presented By BREC

Kosovo, Switzerland, Macedonia, Albania | Albanian with English subtitles | Drama | 84 Mins

BREC International Film Festival ☀️ Summer 2022

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Friday
07 January 2022
8:00 pm
Thursday
13 January 2022
6:00 pm
Saturday
22 January 2022
2:00 pm
Friday
28 January 2022
5:30 pm
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Hive (M)

Winner of three major awards at Sundance 2021, this outstanding drama is based on the true story of a Kosovo war widow fighting against patriarchy.

. Like many women, beekeeper Fahrije is hoping for news about her husband, who is still missing seven years after the war. To provide for her family she joins forces with other widows to start a business.

 

This debut feature by Kosovo-born filmmaker Blerta Basholli is inspired by real-life beekeeper Fahrije Hoti and is Kosovo’s official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.

Like many women in Kosovo, Fahrije (Yllka Gashi) is still battling grief and hoping for news about her husband, who remains missing seven years after the war. Widows are not expected to work and Fahrije has already scandalised the community by daring to drive. However she has to provide for her family and joins forces with other widows to establish a women’s co-operative business, producing and selling ajvar (pepper relish).

In this patriarchal community, a woman’s morals can be questioned for even the slightest show of independence. Fahrije struggles not only to keep her family afloat, but against a hostile community who seek to violently undermine the independence and sisterhood she is determined to gain. But Fahrije is no ordinary woman.

Blerta Basholli is a writer-director whose stories touch upon social and gender issues in Kosovo, where she was born. Her lean, punchy script and Yllka Gashi’s superbly controlled central performance bring the legacy of war and the strength of women into sharp and rewarding focus.

Hive premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won that section’s Grand Jury Prize, Best Director Award, and Audience Award.

Credits

Yllka Gashi …………………………………………… Fahrije
Çun Lajçi ……………………………………………….. Haxhi
Aurita Agushi ………………………………………. Zamira
Kumrije Hoxha ………………………………….. Nazmije
Adriana Matoshi ………………………………. Lume
Kaona Sylejmani ……………………………… Zana
Ilir Prapashtica ………………………………….. Instructor
Astri Kabashi ………………………………………. Bahri
Molikë Maxhuni ……………………………….. Emine
Blerta Ismaili ………………………………………. Edona

Director  Blerta Basholli
Producers  Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora, Agon Uka
Cinematographer  Alexander Bloom
Editors  Félix Sandri & Enis Saraçi
Sound Editor  Philippe Ciompi
Composer  Julien Painot
Scriptwriter  Blerta Basholli

BREC International Film Festival ☀️ Summer 2022

Tickets

Full: $19.00
Conc/Student: $17.00
Under 18: $12.00
Group 8: $14.00

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