Honeyland ★★★★

Co-directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, working with editor Atanas Georgiev, craft such a compelling, if simple, story out of the verite footage they’ve collected that Honeyland plays less like a National Geographic doc and more like a true-false film from Iranian masters Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, and Mohsen Makhmalbaf. You could get caught up in trying to determine what’s “true,” or you could make your own meaning from what you see on the screen.

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