Ainslie IGA Presents


Gala Opening Night

Wednesday 31st July

6.30 PM arrival for 7.00 pm

Winner, World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival 2019

In remotest North Macedonia, Hatidze’s closest confidantes are her bees. She serenades them with a secret chant, gathering their honey without netting or gloves. Aside from her bed-ridden mother, Hatidze’s only social contact is a visit to the local market to sell the rich, red wild honey.

Hatidze’s quiet, gentle life bursts into a flurry of noise when a farming family with seven children move next door. While she is initially thrilled to have new company, it soon becomes clear that their more modern - and less nature conscious - farming methods are threatening Hatidze’s livelihood.

Every frame of Honeyland pulses with the cycles of life and glows with Hatidze’s magical vitality and optimism

- Sundance Institute

Join us after the screening in the foyer for an opening night celebration courtesy of Ainslie IGA complete with beer from Capital Brewing Co and Eden Road Wines.

DIRECTOR: Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov COUNTRY: North Macedonia LANGUAGE: Turkish with English subtitles YEAR: 2019 RUN TIME: 87 min AUDIENCE: General