Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo, and along with their grief, her family is struggling financially. In order to provide for them she launches a small agricultural business, but in the traditional patriarchal village where she lives, her ambition and efforts to empower herself and other women are not seen as positive things. She struggles not only to keep her family afloat but also against a hostile community who is rooting for her to fail. Α colorful portrait of a strong female character struggling for freedom against all odds.

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Direction: Blerta Basholli
Script: Blerta Basholli
Cinematography: Alex Bloom
Editing: Félix Sandri, Enis Saraçi
Sound: Igor Popovski
Music: Julien Painot
Actors: Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha
Production: Ikonë Studio, Industria Film
Producers: Yll Uka, Valon Bajgora
Co-producers: Kristijan Burovski, Britta Rindelaub, Tomi Salkovski, Paskal Semini
Costumes: Fjorela Mirdita, Hana Zeqa
Production Design: Vlatko Chachorovski
Make Up: Fiona Abdullahu
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Kosovo*, Switzerland, Albania, North Macedonia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 84'
Distribution in Greece: Cinobo
Contact: LevelK

This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC Resolution 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

Blerta Basholli

Blerta Basholli is a writer/director with a unique realistic visual style. Her stories touch upon social and gender issues from the country where she was born and raised, Kosovo. In 2008 she was awarded the Deans’ Fellowship at the Film Graduate Program at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She lived in New York City for four years, where she had the opportunity to work on several film projects as a student. In 2011, she returned to her birthplace where she wrote/directed and worked on many short and feature films. Hive is her debut feature, which she has developed since 2011.


2011 Lena dhe Unë (short)
2021 Hive