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Zgjoi

Hive

/ Colmena

Blerta Basholli
Kosovo/Suiza/Albania/Macedonia del Norte
 - 2021
1st film
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Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo, and along with their grief, her family is struggling financially. In order to provide for them she launches a small agricultural business, but in the traditional patriarchal village where she lives, her ambition and efforts to empower herself and other women are not seen as positive things. She struggles not only to keep her family afloat but also against a hostile community who is rooting for her to fail.

Blerta Basholli

A writer/director with a unique realistic visual style. Her stories touch upon social and gender issues from the country where she was born and raised, Kosovo. In 2008 she was awarded with the Deans Fellowship at the Film Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lived in New York City for four years where she had the opportunity to work on several film projects as a student. In 2011, she returned to her birthplace where she wrote/directed and worked on the documentary ‘Mirror, mirror...’ (2006) and in shorts like ‘Gjakova 726’ (2008) and ‘Lena & Me’ (2011). ‘Hive’ is her debut feature, which she has developed for the last decade.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Blerta Basholli
SCREENPLAY
Blerta Basholli
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alex Bloom
EDITOR
Félix Sandri, Enis Saraçi
SOUND
Philippe Ciompi
MÚSIC
Julien Painot
PRODUCED BY
Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora, Agon Uka, Britta Rindelaub, Tomi Salkovski, Kristijan Burovski, Paskal Semini
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Ikonë Studio, Industria Film, Alva Film, Black Cat Production, AlbaSky Film, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
CAST
Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Molikë Maxhuni, Blerta Ismaili, Kaona Sylejmani
RUNNING TIME
84 min.
FORMAT
Color
TIPE
Largometraje
COUNTRY
Kosovo/Suiza/Albania/Macedonia del Norte
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2021
CONTACT
LevelK
+45 2010 8580
IN SPAIN
Cinemaran
+34 910 051 233

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