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by Lola Randl


Lola and her family leave Berlin to move to the Uckermarck, a picturesque yet structurally poor region north of the city. While they are looking for the simple, good life in the countryside, the locals are sceptical about the new neighbours. To bridge the gap and overcome stereotypes Lola sets up a project to bring the old garden back to life, growing and breeding their own food. More and more people from the city and the village join in and the project becomes a reflection on how we are living our lives today. How does the modern urban, individual define work and love? And how does this change our relationships?

international title: The Bees and the Birds
original title: Von Bienen und Blumen
country: Germany
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Lola Randl
film run: 90'
release date: DE 9/05/2019
screenplay: Lola Randl
cinematography by: Lola Randl
film editing: Sabine Smit
music: Maciej Sledziecki
producer: Henning Kamm
co-producer: Philipp Pfeiffer
production: Detailfilm, Tohuwabohu
distributor: Eksystent
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