Praise from the U.K.

“More than Honey” has been running in the U.K. since September this year. Below some feedback:

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“This is more than a film about honey. This beautiful, tender film should change the way we perceive honeybees forever.” Ella Pawlik, Word of Difference

“Powerful, beautiful and tragic, More than Honey demonstrates the global nature of the problem, and in doing so captures everything from the awe inspiring emergence of the queen, to the death of a colony.” Ian Sadler, Eureka Entertainment

“…delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, though in the end it does offer enough dewdrops of hope to fill up a bluebell or two.”
Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice

 

Bees buzzing to Hollywood?

“More than Honey” is the Swiss candidate for a nomination in the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

Screen shot 2013-09-21 at 10.43.35 PMOn behalf of the Federal Office of Culture, SWISS FILMS submitted the film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first time for a documentary film from Switzerland. Imhoof is, however, no stranger at the Oscars: he received a nomination for “Das Boot ist voll” in 1982 and has since been a member of the Academy.

The selection of «More than Honey» includes 60’000 Swiss Francs, contributed by the Swiss Federal Office for Culture  (50’000 SFr.) and the town of Delsberg (10’000 Sfr.). This money is meant for the promotion of the film in Los Angeles.

“More than Honey” in New York today!

Click Maps and Directions to find your way into Narnia  and to buy tickets.

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“You feel, like going into a Narnia like world”
- WKCR Radio New York

“This is the CITIZEN KANE of bee documentaries.”
– Ain’t It Cool News

“Richly documented and lavishly photographed…stunning images”
– Screen Daily

“Effective melding of science and aesthetic delights.”
–  Indiewire

For booking requests, media information,

and other inquires visit Kino Lorber Webpage

Official US webpage with screening dates per state  here

Prix Walo 2013

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“More than Honey” won the most important award in Swiss show business, the Prix Walo for best film production.

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Producer Pierre-Alain Meier (middle), „Alpöhi“ Fred Jaggi (left) and “Bee Inspector“ Elisabeth Schild (second from left) were honoured to receive the award. Markus Imhoof visited via Skype from Warsaw.

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In his address Fred Jaggi emphasized: „The best thing this award does is to raise awareness in the audience, the public and among politicians, that the bell tolled five minutes before twelve o’clock for bee breeding. The moment is serious. We are fighting for the conservation of our bee and the pollination of our food crops. Please support us in this cause to save our bees.”

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The award ceremony took place on Sunday, 12. May in the “Mythenforum Schwyz”. Here a picture showing the jodeling group “Echo vom Mythen”.

More about the award ceremony for best film production:  Here (in German)

Swiss Film Award 2013

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“More than Honey” won the Swiss Film Award as “Best Documentary” and for “Best Film Music” (Peter Scherer).

A view from above on to the area of the power plant in Geneva, on the 24th of March 2013.

Director Markus Imhoof on the Red Carpet, in the middle between Pacte-Doc director Urs Augstburger (left) and Co-Producer Pierre-Alain Meier (right)…

..and on stage with the other winners.

More here Swiss Film Award