Hive review – inspiring Kosovan feminist drama | Drama films


The Balkan condiment ajvar is made of roasted, pureed red peppers. It is the sticky centre of Kosovan writer-director Blerta Basholli’s feminist drama, based on a true story, about an enterprising single mother in the strictly patriarchal village of Krushë e Madhe whose decision to start her own ajvar business has everyone talking.

Basholli’s agile handheld camera aligns itself with the steely Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), hovering close by as she anticipates her husband’s return from the Kosovan war. “If he ever comes back, he will understand,” she tells her naysayers. Deep down, she knows that the chances of his homecoming are heartbreakingly slim. Disapproving men throw stones at her car, but the local women, who also await their missing men, rally around (the straight-talking Nazmije, played by Kumrije Hoxha, is a particular highlight). Soon, Fahrije’s home becomes a hub or, rather, a hive, buzzing with joy, connection and purpose. Basholli understands that healing is possible, even if closure isn’t.

Source link

Share post:



More like this

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 May Already Be Making A Big Mistake

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is one of the most...

You HAVE To See This! Brianna McDonnell aka The B Word’s Stunning 1970’s Inspired Fat Girl Fashion Film

One of our fat fashion favorites, Brianna McDonnell,...

The 10 Best A Christmas Carol Adaptations, According To Reddit

The new Christmas movie, Spirited, starring Will...

The next biggest cryptocurrency to explode in 2022

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto, a software developer developed a...