Hive

Hive

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Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. She sets up her own small business to provide for her kids, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she faces a crucial decision: to wait for his return, or to continue to persevere.

2021Rating: M, Mature themes84 minsAlbania, Macedonia, Switzerland, KosovoIkone Studio
Drama

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Hive | Awards

Award Winner
Grandy Jury Prize, Audience Award and Directing Award (in the World Cinema Dramatic category) at Sundance Film Festival 2021.

Hive | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

"Hive" is about the hard-won rewards of resilience, but there's a sting...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hive builds a strong storyline around the self-reliance and determination of an uneducated country woman, played with glammed-down but riveting cool by a granite-faced Yllka Gashi.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A layer of ambivalence facilitates our identification with Fahrije but also makes her a distinct character and not just an archetype.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

What Basholli has made is a thoughtful, humanistic exploration of the fortitude needed to summon hope in a time and place resigned to hopelessness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"Hive" seizes and holds your interest simply through the drama created by sympathetic characters trying to surmount awful, unfair hurdles.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Somewhere behind "Hive," I think, you can hear the far-off cry of Euripides' "The Trojan Women"...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Though it doesn't break new ground, Hive still reminds one how urgently significant it is to honor the unique fighting spirit of women.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's based on a true story of feminist defiance and healing that counts as one of the more affecting tales of recovery to come from the conflict...

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

Yllka Gashi's portrayal of Hoti is excellently controlled...

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Hive | Release Details

Hive is now playing in 1 cinema in Australia. Hive is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.