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15 Ratings

A Thousand-year-old Bee

Tisícrocná vcela

Directed by Juraj Jakubisko
Czechoslovakia, West Germany, 1983
Drama, Comedy


An ambitious project of laying bare the lives of a village family over a 30-year period before, during, and after World War I.

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A Thousand-year-old Bee Directed by Juraj Jakubisko

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  • Francisco R.'s rating of the film A Thousand-year-old Bee

    An unusual, spellbinding epic. This is magical realism at its most ambitious and compelling, and the story is so gracefully told by Jakubisko that never hampers the viewer with otherwise dense information or strenuous sequences. I'm quite certain about the influence of Sergei Parajanov here, especially Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, with its expressive camera movements and offbeat rythmic as far as storytelling goes

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