Directed by Blerta Basholli, drama, 84 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Blerta Basholli
With Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi
Post-war Kosovo. Fahrije´s husband has been missing since the war; her family is trying to cope with their grief and struggling to make ends meet. In order to provide for her children, she recruits the help of other local widows and sets up a small ajvar production business. However, the traditional patriarchal village where she lives does not approve of Fahrije’s ambitions and her emancipatory efforts – such as learning how to drive.
Hive draws strength from its simple storytelling and from a powerful central performance. Based on a true story, it pays tribute to real women who were able to overcome their fears and win their independence.
The film premiered at the prestigious Sundance IFF 2021 (World Cinema Dramatic Competition) and won the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award and Directing Award.
With the support of the Embassy of Kosovo in Brussels