Two worlds collide in this dramatic documentary which picked up the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019. Set in the bleak mountains of North Macedonia it focuses on the last female beehunter in Europe surviving in an abandoned village, with only her ageing mother and a dog for company. Hatidze’s beehives provide both food and income, and she cherishes them using ancient, time-tested methods. Profoundly familiar with their habits and needs, she lives in harmony with them and nature – until a disruptive family family suddenly sets up home nearby and adopts beekeeping, then yields to market forces. Honeyland tells a simple story, intimate and timeless, dripping, like the golden honey Hatidze produces, with warmth and emotional insights into the human condition, and our era’s attitude towards the environment.
The Regent cinema was built in 1947 and retains many of the beautiful old features of that era, mixed with the latetest projection and sound equipment. The Regent specialises in presenting international art house films, together with a selection of the best from Hollywood - and They are fully licensed so you can enjoy a quiet glass of wine or one of the famous local beers in our beautiful foyer or on our balcony overlooking the quaint towm of Murwillambah.