First screened in August 2019
Directors: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov. Documentary about an ethnically Turkish Macedonian woman supporting herself by raising bees in an abandoned village, until a nomadic band of new neighbors disrupts every part of her life.

Twitter Capsule: One of the most complete syntheses of documentary and fictional techniques I've ever seen. Looks simple, but so layered.

VOR:   Imagine how different this film would be via more conventional techniques. Makes so many global and political statements without strain.

Photo © 2019 KJ Films/Apolo Media/Trice Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best International Feature
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (World Documentary); Best Cinematography (World Documentary); Special Jury Prize for Impact and Change
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary Feature
National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature

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