• The Hive
  • The Hive
  • The Hive

The Hive

by Eylem Kaftan Special Screenings

Ayse returns from Germany to her home village in the Turkish mountains to see her seriously ill mother one last time. The dying woman’s last wish is momentous: Ayse must take care of her beloved beehives. Urban life has long since torn her away from the environment of her childhood, where caring for the endangered bees was central. With the help of a local beekeeper, she attempts to understand the mysterious language of nature. The loss of her mother figure and the feeling of estrangement from her own land become painfully visible to her when a serious problem threatens the beehives. With its strong visual language, THE HIVE illustrates the contrasts of city and country, tradition and modernity. The Turkish film star Meryem Üzerli embodies a woman in search of her own roots.

As part of this year's "Solidarité Festivals" campaign, this film will be presented in collaboration with Fribourg International Film Festival.

The film will be presented by Thierry Jobin, Director of the FIFF.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Turkey, 2019
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: Turkish
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Eylem Kaftan
  • Cast: Meryem Üzerli, Feyyaz Duman, Hakan Karsak, Burcu Salihoglu
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  • Screenplay: Eylem Kaftan
  • Cinematography: Serdar Ünlütürk
  • Editor: Erkan Erdem
  • Music: Emir Ersoy
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  • Producers: Eylem Kaftan, Canol Balkaya, Mustafa Karadeniz
  • Executive Producer: Meryem Üzerli
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  • Production Company: Caba Film
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