• Blerta Basholli
  • Kosovo, Switzerland, Macedonia, Albania
  • 2021
  • 84'
  • Zgjoi

Fahrije’s husband disappeared during the war in Kosovo. Years later, the bees he kept stop producing honey. Forced to find a new source of income, Fahrije gets a driving licence and starts selling chutney around the city. But her resourcefulness is met with aggressive resistance from the patriarchal village community. Ignoring criticism, Fahrije joins forces with other women in the village to empower each other and gain independence. The film was a sweeping success at Sundance, winning the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award and Directing Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.


Subtitles: EN, HR


Blerta Basholli

Writer/Director with a unique realistic visual style. Her stories touch upon social and gender issues in Kosovo. In 2008, she was awarded the Dean’s Fellowship while attending the Graduate Film Program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In 2011, she returned to Kosovo, where she has worked on several short and feature films. Hive is her debut feature.


Blerta Basholli
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Ikonë Studio, Industria Film, Alva Film, Black Cat Production, Albasky Film, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2021 – World Cinema Dramatic – Audience Award, Directing Award, Grand Jury Prize; Warsaw Film Festival 2021; Filmfest Hamburg 2021; Zurich Film Festival 2021; Busan Int'l Film Festival 2021

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