30.09. - 09.10.2021

More than Honey Germany, Switzerland, Austria 2012 | 91 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Markus Imhoof

Markus Imhoof (*1941) has since the late 1970s made some of Switzerland’s most important films. Above all, his work The Boat Is Full caused a furore, winning among other awards the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1981.

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All over the world, bee populations are dying -- but why? From pesticides, mites, stress, incest? Film-maker Markus Imhoof travels the world to find the causes. In the USA he meets a nomadic beekeeper who travels from plantation to plantation with his 15,000 bees. Without medication, his insects couldn't survive the contact with so many different pesticides. In China, Imhoof comes across completely bee-free areas where pollen is dabbed on flowers by hand. The film allows astonishing insights, especially when the camera changes its perspective from panorama to macro: a miniature helicopter flies with the animals, their social behaviour is studied in a prepared hive. We have never been so close to bees!
Original title: More than Honey
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Chinese, English, Switzer German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Markus Imhoof
Screenplay: Markus Imhoof, Kerstin Hoppenhaus
Producer: Pierre Alain Meier, Thomas Kufus, Markus Imhoof, Helmut Grasser
Director of Photography: Jörg Jeshel, Attila Boa
Music: Peter Scherer
Production Design:
Editor: Anne Fabini
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Senator Film Verleih GmbH
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Zero one film GmbH; Allegro Film GmbH; Thelma Film AG; Ormenis Film AG


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