Hive
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Language
Albanian
Genre
Drama
Country
Kosovo / Switzerland / Albania / North Macedonia
Year
2021
Length
84 minutes
Trailer
Q&A
Bonus

Hive

Short description

This powerful drama is based on the true story of Fahrije Hoti, whose husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. 

In her patriarchal village, struggling to provide for her family, she pulls the widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product…but their will to begin to living independently is met with hostility.

Movie description

This powerful drama is based on the true story of Fahrije Hoti whose husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo.

In her patriarchal village, Fahrije struggles with the burden of grief as well as the challenges of providing for her family. Seeing an opportunity she pulls the widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Against the backdrop of civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility.

Sundance triple award winner HIVE is the debut feature film from writer/director Blerta Basholli.

BONUS FEATURE: 35-minute Q&A with director Blerta Basholli, exclusively available online on MyCinema.ie. Recorded in early 2022 as part of a touring partnership between access CINEMA and Dublin International Film Festival. 

Info

Cast

Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi

Director

Blerta Basholli

FSK movie

12A years