Honeyland Reviews

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February 25, 2020
...a sublime and deeply moving documentary...
February 24, 2020
It is an exemplary documentary of ecological discourse without feeling like a lecture. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 24, 2020
Honeyland rests on a difficult balance to achieve. Yes, it functions as an allegory, but it never stops being a story about specific people. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 13, 2020
Terribly sweet. Terribly sad.
February 7, 2020
Amazing in the way it brings to life a human dilemma: between people who have developed a way of getting along with the world that makes life sustainable, and people who will cash in for short-term profit and exterminate the source of their own income.
February 6, 2020
Great use of natural light accentuates the naturalism of both interior and exterior shots, sometimes transporting you back one or two centuries to another period entirely.
January 31, 2020
It's a humane and fascinating story told with nuance and compassion for all of its subjects
January 24, 2020
A poetic microcosm of what happens when self-serving enterprises become the norm while those who care are pushed aside.
January 15, 2020
This haunting documentary about a woman described as the last beekeeper of wild bees in Europe finds her rural village invaded by a family that overtaxes the fragile environment of Northern Macedonia with a bumbling commercial agriculture operation.
January 15, 2020
The camerawork feels greater than one would expect from a documentary. Like Free Solo, the audience leaves with a grander appreciation for the natural world.
December 27, 2019
Tamara Kotevska and Ljobmir Stefanov's documentary begins by exploring the very basic life of Muratova, then takes an unexpected turn when a nomadic family of cattle herders arrive in her village...
December 23, 2019
What begins as a quaint, vérité portrait evolves into something far greater: a monument to the human spirit.
December 23, 2019
Stefanov and Kotevska deftly probe the delicate balance between humans and nature, and the somewhat tenuous connection that allows both to thrive.
December 18, 2019
A simple yet touching environmental fable with a powerful and hopeful message. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 20, 2019
We watch capitalist greed enter this sanctuary to destroy it before moving on as though nothing happened. There's no clearer evidence of humanity's impact on nature.
October 11, 2019
One of the most visually beautiful, even exhilarating movies of 2019.
October 8, 2019
A soulful look at what it means to be the last of one's kind facing chaotic change.
October 4, 2019
The result produces a combination of wonder and despair, but rarely any indignation from Muratova, a tough woman with enough capacity to accept what she's given.
October 2, 2019
This is one of the best movies of the year... Over and over again while I was watching it, I was asking myself "How did they get that shot?"
September 28, 2019
A bittersweet ode to the fragile balance of all living things.
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