|Early progress view of Apiarist, 21 x 15 cm. The subject's hair will be braided in a spiral contour.|
Before I post more extensively about MIFF 2019, here is an example of the cross-pollination between certain films and the drawings I made during the festival.
Apiarist, pictured top, was outlined shortly after the screening of my first MIFF film on 2 August, the exquisite Honeyland (directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska, North Macedonia, 2019). Set in the remote mountains of Macedonia, it tells of Hatidze, a beekeeper who cultivates her honey using ancient methods based on close harmony with the natural world, and of the potentially dire consequences when those traditions are disrespected by others.