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Sundance Triple Winner ‘Hive’ Selected As Kosovo’s International Oscar Entry

Sundance Triple Winner ‘Hive’ Selected As Kosovo’s International Oscar Entry

Hive, the debut feature from writer-director Blerta Basholli that won a trio of awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has been submitted by Kosovo for this year’s International Feature Oscar race.

The Albanian-language drama, which won the World Cinema Audience, Directing and Grand Jury Prize honors in Park City, is 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 together the other widows in her community to launch a business selling a local food product. But 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.

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