Zvizdan

High Sun
Director
Dalibor Matanic
Country
Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia
Year
2015
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Dalibor Matanic
Cast
Tihana Lazovic, Goran Markovic, Nives Ivankovic, Dado Cosic, Trpimir Jurkic, Mira Banjac
Production
Kinorama d.o.o. (HR). CO-PRODUCTION with: Gustav film (SI), SEE Film Pro (RS)
http://www.kinorama.hr/en/filmovi/The-High-Sun/28

Storyline

Romeo and Juliet-based love story about two people from different villages, religious and ethnic groups.

This is no ordinary story of boy-meets-girl. Two young people fall in love, but they come from neighbouring villages, divided by different religions and different ethnicities. The people around them disapprove strongly and are dead-set against their relationship – it is difficult to overcome a deep-rooted hatred. The story is told in three parts, each taking place at a ten-year interval, from the early 1990s to the present. We follow six different lovers over three consecutive decades, each character in each decade played by the same actor. By speaking about the inter-ethnic hatred that is so well known in our region, our story aims to speak of hatred in general – the hatred and mistrust of the Other.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2015
Un Certain Regard
Winner: Jury Prize
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015
Horizons Section

Lux Film Prize of European Parliament 2015
LUX Prize Official Selection
European Film Awards (EFA) 2016
Preselected for EFA People’s Choice Award