Friday 27 October from 16:00 to 18:08

20,000 Species of Bees Almost sold out


During a hot summer in Basque Country, a mother and her eight-year-old child explore what it means to be a woman, both together and individually. This leads to heavy confrontations, but also beautiful revelations. Estíbaliz Urresola makes her directorial debut with a delicate Spanish film about gender, family and (you probably guessed it) bees. The performances given by the entire cast in this film are noteworthy, but it is the young lead who stands out in particular and manages to take the viewer along on a personal journey of discovery.


128 min.

Spoken language

Spanish, Basque, French






Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren


Sofía Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain


Kijkhuis 1

Films is also screened on:

20,000 Species of Bees
Sunday 29 October
21:15 - 23:23
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
20,000 Species of Bees
Monday 30 October
13:15 - 15:23
Kijkhuis 2
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
20,000 Species of Bees: LUX Film Prize Almost sold out
Wednesday 1 November
16:00 - 18:18
Kijkhuis 1
20,000 Species of Bees Almost sold out
Friday 3 November
18:30 - 20:38
Kijkhuis 2
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

First Feature Competition

In the First Feature Competition, we present international filmmakers and their first feature-length films. These first features come from all over the globe and offer us a glimpse into a wide variety of cultures and film styles, all of which with the fresh vision of a new filmmaker. Discover rising talents and your future favorite directors today – at the Leiden International Film Festival.

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