The High Sun

Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia , 2015г., 123 min


Dalibor Matanić

The High Sun shines a light on three love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred. It is a film about the fragility – and intensity – of forbidden love.

2015 Cannes FF – Un Certain Regard Jury Prize
Pula FF – Grand Golden Arena for the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design
Octavian Award of Croatian Society of Film Critics Sarajevo FF – C.I.C.A.E. Award
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Dalibor Matanić

Born in Zagreb in 1975. Holds a degree in Film and Television Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He made his award-winning feature debut THE CASHIER WANTS TO GO TO THE SEASIDE (2000), based on his own screenplay. His second feature, FINE DEAD GIRLS, won the Grand Prix, Audience Award and Critics’ Award at the national film festival in 2002. Other features include 100 MINUTES OF GLORY, KINO LIKA, I LOVE YOU, MOTHER OF ASPHALT, DADDY and HANDYMEN. One of his most successful works is his short entitled PARTY, that premiered at Cannes film festival, Critic’s Week in 2009 and later won 18 film awards at national and international festivals.

Selected filmography

2015 The High Sun

2013 Handymen

2011 Daddy

2009 Kino Lika

2004 100 Minutes of Glory