Bee Season

11-year-old Eliza Naumann comes from an odd family; they all divert their emotional frustrations into secret channels. When Eliza unexpectedly begins winning spelling bees, what had been a stable dynamic within the family becomes disrupted; long held secrets emerge, and a latent spiritual yearning is awakened in her withdrawn father Saul and compulsive mother Miriam. As Eliza moves closer and closer to the national spelling bee, the Naumann family finds itself in a spiral of surprising discovery and jarring uncertainty

Bee Season

Title: Bee Season

Release Date: 2005

Genres: Drama


  • McGehee, Scott
  • Siegel, David


  • Gere, Richard as Saul
  • Binoche, Juliette as Miriam
  • Cross, Flora as Eliza
  • Minghella, Max as Aaron
  • Bosworth, Kate as Chali
  • Fischer, Corey as National Spelling Bee Pronouncer
  • Zuckerman, Sam as National Spelling Bee Judge
  • Mankin, Joan as Ms. Bergermeyer
  • Mackenzie, Piers as Dr. Morris
  • Holt, Lorri as Ms. Rai
  • Leonard, Brian as Mr. Julien
  • McGraw, Kathy as Regional Bee Pronouncer
  • Evans, John as Regional Bee Judge
  • Mullally, Alisha as Young Miriam
  • Charles, Olivia as State Bee Judge

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