Preview Screening – Hive (15)

Chester International Film Festival
In Partnership with Chester Film Society 
Running from
Last event: Wednesday 9 March 2022 at 6pm
  • £8.55 (Non-Members: £9.50)
    Aged Under 26: £6.30 (Non-Members: £7)

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  • Cinema

Part of: Chester International Film Festival 2023

Directed by Blerta Basholli 
Starring: Yilka GashiCun LajciAurita AgushiKumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi 

A Kosovo war widow fights her patriarchal village for an independent life. Based on the true story of Fahrije, who, like many of the other women in her village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling honey. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe’s civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future. 

Winner Best Film, Sundance Film Festival 

Introduced by Dr Ruxandra Tranofoiu, Reader in Communication at Edge Hill University. Ruxandra is an expert on Eastern European migration, minorities and diaspora. 

The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with HIVE director Blerta Basholli and Melanie Iredale from Reclaim The Frame.




Approx 84 mins


Albanian with English Subtitles

Content Guidance:

Infrequent sexual threat