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Hope And Healing in Kosovo's Oscar Entry 'Hive'

This image released by Kino Lorber shows a scene from "Hive." (Alexander Bloom/Kino Lorber via AP)
This image released by Kino Lorber shows a scene from "Hive." (Alexander Bloom/Kino Lorber via AP)

(AP) -- Last January, filmmaker Blerta Basholli was just happy she had gotten into the Sundance Film Festival with her debut feature “Hive.” The Albanian-language film about a woman who starts her own business after the Kosovo War was an inspirational gem, but Basholli hadn’t even dared to dream of just how far they would go.

Not only did it become the first film in Sundance history to win the top three awards in the world cinema competition, now it has a strong chance of becoming Kosovo’s first Oscar contender in the best international feature category.