Sundance Award Winner ‘Honeyland’ Bought by Neon

Variety | 2/11/2019 | Dave McNary
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Neon has acquired the North American rights to “Honeyland,” the award-winning documentary from Macedonian filmmaking duo Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska.

The deal marks Neon’s fifth acquisition out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where “Honeyland” received the world cinema grand jury prize: documentary, world cinema documentary special jury award for cinematography, and world cinema dramatic special jury award for originality.

Documentary - Mountain - Region - Balkans - Beekeeper

The documentary is set in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, where a beekeeper lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city, four hours’ walk away. Her peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the...
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