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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MARKUS IMHOOF

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (THE BOAT IS FULL) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees (reminiscent of MICROCOSMOS) in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. Writes Eric Kohn in Indiewire: “Imhoof captures the breeding of queen bees in minute detail, ventures to a laboratory to witness a bee brainscan, and discovers the dangerous prospects of a hive facing the infection of mites. In this latter case, the camera’s magnifying power renders the infection in sci-fi terms, as if we’ve stumbled into a discarded scene from David Cronenberg’s THE FLY.” This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms.

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GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND • 2012 • 91 MINS
IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • KINO LORBER

MORE THAN HONEY

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“MARVELOUS!  A delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis.  What exactly goes on in the mind of a bee?  You’ll have to see MORE THAN HONEY to find out.  With their fuzzy, patent-leather striped torsos and dainty but mighty cellophane wings, these guys are something to behold, and Imhoof does them justice.”
– Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

“Richly documented and lavishly photographed…Imhoof obtains stunning images of (bees) at work.”
– Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

“Makes a convincing argument for the role of bees sustaining both organic and industrial concerns…(an) effective melding of science and aesthetic delights.”
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“A beautiful, globe-spanning documentary examining bees and their complicated, interdependent relationship with humans.  If you are expecting some run-of-the-mill nature doc, think again.  This is the CITIZEN KANE of bee documentaries.”
– Ain’t It Cool News

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