Director: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Section: International Competition
Country: Republic of North Macedonia | Year: 2019
Language(s): Turkish Dialect | Time: 85 mins
In a Macedonian village, Hatidze – a 50-something woman tends to her hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market 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 cows. Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy her way of life forever.
Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska are Macedonian filmmakers. Stefanov has been developing and producing documentaries related to environmental issues and human development for 20 years. His clients include UN agencies, Euronatur, and Swisscontact. Kotevska graduated in film directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Skopje. She has been directing documentary and fiction films for five years. Honeyland is the first feature-length documentary for both directors.