The Millennial Bee (1983)
A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and national roots, the power and meaning of tradition and the return to it. The mosaic of the bricklaying Pichanda family’s lives is made of love, hope, hard work, human understanding and also the tragedies of economic crisis, war and human malice. Dreams, symbols, and life in all its forms create a colored rainbow spanning from birth to death and from mystery to reality and back.
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Actors: Jana Janovská, Jozef Kroner, Michal Docolomanský, Stefan Kvietik
Country: Austria, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 162 min