SKOPJE: Macedonian director and screenwriter Tamara Kotevska has signed with California-based company United Talent Agency, one of the world's leading talent and entertainment companies. This follows the US theatrical release of the long documentary she co-directed with Ljubomir Stefanov Honeyland / Medena zemja, which was sold by Submarine Entertainment to US distribution outfit Neon.
Kotevska is the first Macedonian filmmaker to be represented by UTA.
Honeyland follows 50-year-old Atidze, the last female bee-hunter in Europe, who must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. The film is an exploration of an observational, indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behaviour towards natural resources and the human condition.
Honeyland was produced by Atanas Georgiev and Ljubo Stefanov through Trice Films and Apollo Media. Germany's Deckert Distribution has the international rights.
The film won three prizes including the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
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