More Than Honey

Director

MARKUS IMHOOF - director and producer

My intention with MORE THAN HONEY was to allow the spectator to understand the drama at play and highlight the pressures of the global economy on these small insects. Their immense, hairy eyes, as well as their unique carapace, make them look like fascinating creatures that have come from another planet – on the big screen, they appear as large as (and often larger than) men.

In the struggle between bees and the neo-liberal market economy, bee brokers push beekeepers, who respond by pushing bees, to further increase their performance. Bees have become chain workers, a machine expected to function upon the simple push of a button. In that sense, (and assuming the risk of sounding presumptuous), I could almost say that MORE THAN HONEY is a bit like Chaplin’s “Modern Times” – as told by bees.

- MARKUS IMHOOF

BIOGRAPHY

Markus Imhoof was born in 1941 in Winterthur. He studied Literature, Art and History at the University of Zurich. He worked as assistant to Leopold Lindtberg at the Zurich Schauspielhaus

FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1980 DAS BOOT IST VOLL
  • 1986 DIE REISE
  • 1990 DER BERG
  • 1991 LES PETITES ILLUSIONS
  • 1996 LES RAISONS DU COEUR
  • 2012 MORE THAN HONEY