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MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. MORE THAN HONEY is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth, that crises and disasters are triggering evolution and that salvation sometimes comes from a completely unexpected direction. (c) Erste

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"Eye-popping photography should draw viewers to this thoughtful, revealing doc."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"What's really frightening about Honey isn't what a hive of angry bees might do to us, but what we've done to them."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Imhoof's globetrotting odyssey is more concerned with contemplation than investigation."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"More Than Honey is a phenomenally well-researched and thorough study of bees and their complex influence on human civilization, and an in depth investigation of the honeybee colony collapse disorder."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"There is a lot to be learned from this thoughtful film as you marvel at the amazingly intimate images of colony life."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Summer's blitz of apocalypse movies has nothing on this bee doc."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"[Markus] Imhoof makes bees more important than they have previously seemed."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"Markus Imhoof's bee documentary is so stuffed with surreal tableaux it makes your head spin."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Stinging but positive film about bees."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An interesting, and interestingly laidback film, an almost restful look at honeybees and the way they are kept and cultivated across the world."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"Oblique narrative aside, you can't beat the film's eye-popping visuals."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Imhoof's film is remarkable in its close-up photography. The bees loom large, like creatures from some mutant planet; dangle together in a delicate chain; and fill the air, floating like unusually vivid dust specks."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It is the elegance of its images that sets it apart from previous doomed bee documentaries. The footage of individual animals going about their business is a sight to behold."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"In all, More than Honey makes for surprisingly stimulating fare."
‑ , Radio Times
"A fascinating, informative and startling documentary that explores the disappearance of the honeybee."
‑ Katherine McLaughlin, ViewLondon
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