26 September – 7:00 PM
by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
Macedonia – 2019 – (85 min)
Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away.
Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle.
The arrival of the family provides companionship and relief from Hatidze’s loneliness, but also disruption to the natural order of the area and a threat to their means of survival. A haunting portrait that talks about of a dying way of life, and that shows the fragile balance between humanity and nature through the gaze of a resilient and extraordinary woman.
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The Red Turtle
27 September – 4:30 PM
by Michael Dudok de Wit
France, Japan – 2016 – (80 min)
The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) is a French-Japanese animated film directed by Michael Dudok de Wit in his first feature film.
Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, the film recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and has been awarded around the world in different festivals.
The County (Héraðið)
27 September – 7:00 PM
by Grímur Hákonarson
Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France – 2019 – (92 min)
New film from the director and producers of «Rams»
Set in a small Icelandic farming community, the film tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative.
Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise.
Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free of the Co-op’s grasp and finally live life on her own terms.