Hive15

Directed by Blerta Basholli | Kosovo | 2021 | 1h 24m | Albanian w/ English subtitles | Starring Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha

A group of women whose husbands never returned from war in Kosovo set up their own business selling homemade food. Together, they find solace in the new venture, but they are soon met by hostility by the men living in their town. Based on a true story, this stirring portrait of female defiance became the first ever film to win all three major awards (Audience Award, Directing Award, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize) at the Sundance Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Buzzing with joy, connection and purpose. Basholli understands that healing is possible, even if closure isn’t.’
★★★★
Simran Hans, The Observer

‘A thoughtful, humanistic exploration of the fortitude needed to summon hope in a time and place resigned to hopelessness.’
★★★★
Roxana Hadadi, The AV Club

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We showed Hive between April 8, 2022 and April 15, 2022.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 5th July)

20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
Socially distanced
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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Wednesday 6th July

15:45

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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18:15

Il Buco U
Socially distanced
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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20:30

The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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