International Competition

GIRLS AND HONEY

Pieter-Jan De Pue
Screening time  
26.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 3  
28.02. / Wednesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
An in-depth summary of not only the complex situation of Ukraine, but also, on a general level of the crazy frenzy of war and everyone’s hope for peace.

For two years, Anatoli and Svetlana have been living under bombardments in their village, Pesky, not far from Donetsk Airport. Aged 72, they spend a large part of their days in the cellar of their house. They are the only ones that stayed in Pesky, which once had 3,000 inhabitants. They no longer have water, or gas, or electricity. But they resist and continue their activity as – beekeepers. A film of rare visual power, Girls and Honey provides an in-depth summary of not only the complex situation of Ukraine, but also, on a general level of the crazy frenzy of war and everyone’s hope for peace.

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Pieter-Jan De Pue

Pieter-Jan De Pue, born in 1982 in Ghent, Belgium, is a photographer and independent filmmaker who completed his studies at the Brussels’ Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound (RITCS) with the short documentary O (2006). His feature documentary debut was The Land of the Enlightened (2016), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and screened at 2017 ZagrebDox, in the international competition program. His photo work was presented in numerous top publications and at a variety of galleries.

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ДЕВУШКИ И МЕД

Belgium, Ukraine
2017, 8' 16''

Directed by:
Pieter-Jan De Pue

Screenplay by:
Pieter-Jan De Pue

Cinematography:
Pieter-Jan De Pue

Edited by:
Grégoire Verbeke

Music:
Charo Calvo (sound design)

Producers:
Jan Stevens, Harald Hauben

Produced by:
De Chinezen, Canvas (VRT)

Festivals & Awards:

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017; Visions du Réel 2017; Melbourne International Film Festival 2017; Verin International Short Film Festival 2017; The International Exile Film Festival 2017; La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival 2017