More Than Honey
BEST OF THE FEST
Monday, January 14, 2:30 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
Standby tickets at the door as available
More Than Honey
Germany, 2012, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Austria, Switzerland
Topics: Documentary, Environment
Program: True Stories
Language: German, English English Sub-Titles
As entrancing as March of the Penguins, More than Honey features some of the most spectacular footage of bees ever put on film. But this is not just a picturesque nature doc. It is also an investigation into a mystery. What is killing off the world’s bee populations at an alarming rate?
This dire situation is devastating to the human species, too; without bees, one-third of the world’s food would not exist. To find answers, Academy Award-nominated director Markus Imhoof travels the world, talking to and observing the inner-workings of beekeepers, farmers, and scientists.
Through the use of amazing point-of-view cinematography that defies the imagination, we actually soar through the air with the bees. A top audience favorite at both the Vancouver International Film Festival and IDFA (the world’s most prestigious documentary festival), the movie is also a personal narrative. Imhoof’s grandfather owned an orchard and cannery and built a special house for 150 bee colonies. Heartfelt, gorgeously shot, and suspenseful, More than Honey is an important, thought-provoking, and enriching experience.
Director Markus Imhoof expected to attend screenings
DIRECTOR: Markus Imhoof
Producer: Helmut Grasser, Markus Imhoof, Thomas Kufus, Pierre-Alain Meier, Will Turner
Editor: Anne Fabini
Screenwriter: Markus Imhoof
Cinematographer: Attila Boa, Jörg Jeshel
Music: Peter Scherer
Filmography: Fire in Paradise (1997), The Mountain (1992), Le film du cinéma suisse (1991), The Journey (1986), The Boat Is Full (1981)
Print Source: Films Boutique - www.filmsboutique.com