More Than Honey
More Than Honey
Switzerland, 2012, 95 Minute Running Time
Topics: Documentary, Environment
Language: German English Sub-Titles
Selected for PSIFF last year (when it was voted runner up in our documentary Audience Awards), this vital film is Switzerland’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film this year. As entrancing as March of the Penguins (but without Morgan Freedman), 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.
Filmmaker(s) attending: Producer
DIRECTOR: Markus Imhoof
Producer: Helmut Grasser, Markus Imhoof, Thomas Kufus, Pierre-Alain Meier
Editor: Anne Fabini
Screenwriter: Markus Imhoof, Kerstin Hoppenhaus
Cinematographer: Attila Boa, Jörg Jeshel
Music: Peter Scherer
Principal Cast: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller
Filmography: Flammen im Paradies (1997)
The Mountain 1991)
The Journey (1986)
The Boat Is Full (1981)
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