Altitude Films Presents A New Clip For Blerta Basholli’s Multi Award Winning HIVE Ahead Of Its UK And Irish Release Tomorrow
A FILM BY BLERTA BASHOLLI
WINNER OF THREE AWARDS AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL:
WORLD CINEMA: GRAND JURY PRIZE DRAMATIC
AUDIENCE AWARD: WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC
DIRECTING AWARD: WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC
‘An engrossing, utterly classic tale of overcoming adversity’ - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
‘Blerta Basholli’s calmly composed handling of an emotionally-charged true story makes for an outstanding debut feature’ - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
‘A richly intelligent drama, in which every word and every shot counts’ - ★★★★ - THE GUARDIAN
‘The ghosts of the past haunt this powerful true-life story of emancipation in the aftermath of the Balkans War’ - ★★★★ - TIME OUT
‘An expertly crafted, compassionate testament to the perseverance and defiance of its courageous female collective’ - ★★★★ - CINEVUE
‘HIVE cooks up a beautifully delicate rally for independence and justice' - ★★★★ - EMPIRE
Blerta Basholli’s Sundance triple award winner Hive is released in UK & Irish cinemas 18th March.
The powerful drama is based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi) who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands—but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility.
The men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty—and the financial future of Fahrije’s family. 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.
Hive is a touching and inspiring portrait of loss and overcoming injustices in a patriarchal society.
Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award, and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, HIVE is executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Elisabeth Moss and Lindsey McManus.
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Certificate 15 / Running time 84 Minutes
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HIVE is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 18th March