Hive

  • Queensland Premiere
  • Blerta Basholli
  • Kosovo (2021)
  • M
84 min

Hive is the debut feature from Blerta Basholli, a Kosovo-born filmmaker whose short films have travelled the film festival circuit since 2008.

Based on a true story, the film follows Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who finds herself in dire financial straits. In the absence of her husband – who disappeared during the war in Kosovo – she starts her own agricultural business to support her family, but soon finds herself butting up against the prejudices of her patriarchal society.

Hive is an ode to resilience, ambition and optimism, a story that’s heart-rending and empowering all at once. It’s also, perhaps more importantly, a rare insight into Kosovo culture and history.

“The film is stirring, infuriating, and ultimately hopeful.” – Vox

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  • Language
    Albanian
  • Director
    Blerta Basholli
  • Cast
    Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Molike Maxhuni, Blerta Ismaili, Kaona Sylejmani
  • Screenwriter
    Blerta Basholli
  • Genre
    Drama

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