Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma
Trice Films, Apolo Media
In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, she tends to her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and the peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie and holds nothing back. But the family’s patriarch makes decisions that could destroy her way of life forever.
Born in 1993 in Prilep, Macedonia. Freelance film director working on documentary and fiction films. Graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts Skopje (Film Directing). Lives and works in Skopje.
Born in 1975 in Skopje, Macedonia. Has over 20 years of experience in the development and production of documentaries related to environmental issues and human development. Worked for clients such as UN agencies, Euronatur, or Swisscontact. Directed short documentaries THE NOISY NEIGHBOURS (2005) and LAKE OF APPLES (2017).
2017 Lake of Apples