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Hive (83')

International title: Hive

Original title: Zgjoi

Switzerland, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, 2021, 83’

Language(s): Albanian

Director: Blerta Basholli

Awards:

- Sundance Film Festival 2021; Grand Jury Prize, Directing Award, Audience Award

- Prishtina International Film Festival 2021; Best Film

- Hamburg Film Festival 2021; Young Talent Award-Best Feature Film

Synopsis: 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.

Director’s bio: Born in 1983 in Kosovo, Blerta Basholli studied philosophy and then cinema at the University of Prishtina. She continued her training at the New York City – Tisch School of Art – Film and Television. Hive is her first feature debut.