20,000 Species of Bees

An eight-year-old child struggles with the fact that people keep addressing her in confusing ways. During a summer in the Basque Country among the beehives, she explores her identity alongside the women of her family, who at the same time reflect on their own lives and desires.

Cert. PG


An engaging, authentic, moving film about the way society persists in seeing monsters where there are none.” – Lee Marshall, ScreenDaily


Winner | Berlin International Film Festival, 2023: Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, Berliner Morgenpost Reader’s Jury Award, Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance (Sofía Otero)

Winner | Málaga Film Festival, 2023: Golden Biznaga for Best Spanish Film, Silver Biznaga for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia López Arnaiz)

Winner | Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2023: Best Actress: Female ensemble cast

Winner | Seattle International Film Festival, 2023: Official Competition Grand Jury Prize

Winner | Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2023: Iberoamerican Competition-Best First Film, Iberoamerican Competition-Best Directing, Maguey Award for Best Performance-Female ensemble cast
Odeon Lothian Road


  • October 20, 2023 (6.30pm)
Spanish and Basque with English subtitles


  • Drama LGBT


  • Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren

Main Cast

  • Sofía Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain, Itziar Lazkano

Release Year

  • 2023


  • Mins: 125'