Monday Night Cinema
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival On Tour
In association with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, access>CINEMA is delighted to bring the HIVE to Pavilion Theatre as part of this annual Festival Film Tour.
This event, which is supported by the Arts Council, will coincide with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022.
Sundance triple award winner HIVE is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal 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 a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands—but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility.
The men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty—and the financial future of Fahrije’s family. 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.
HIVE, the debut feature film from writer and director Blerta Basholli, is a pithy, devastating portrait of loss and our uphill journeys to freedom.
Winner - Audience Award, Directing Award and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2021