THE HIGH SUN


Directed by Dalibor Matanic

Oscar entry of the 88th Academy Awards

International Press Academy -Satellite Awards - Motion Picture, International Film- Nominee

Jury Prize Winner Cannes Film Festival 2015

Un Certain Regard

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Synopsis

Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers – and the enduring strength – of forbidden love.

Original Title

Zvizdan

Language

Croatian

Drama, 123'

Festivals & Awards

Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2015 (France), Winner Jury Prize Winner

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2015 (Czech Republic), Horizons /Odessa International Film Festival 2015 (Ukraine), In Competition /Pula Film Festival 2015 (Croatia), Croatian Programme, Best Director, Best Actress... (7 prizes) /Motovun Film Festival 2015 (Croatia), Special Presentation /Melbourne International Film Festival 2015, International Panorama / Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 (Bosnia), In Competition, CICAE Award / Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2015 (Finland) / Festival International du film Nancy-Lorraine (France) / International Film Festival Film by the Sea (Netherlands) / Festival Slovenskega Filma Portorož (Slovenia), Award for the best photography / Int'l Cinematographers' FF "Manaki Brothers"  2015 (Macedonia), / Bergen International Film Festival 2015 (Norway), programme Cinema Extraordinaire / Rio International Film Festival (Brazil) / LET'S CEE Film Festival (Austria), Competition programme / Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), World Cinema / Festival dell’Internazionale di Ferrara (Italy), / Filmekimi (Turkey) / Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Canada) / War On Screen (France), Grand Prix / Hamptons International Film Festival (USA) / BIFF (Bogota International Film Festival) (Colombia) / Oaxaca FilmFest (Mexico) / Warsaw Film Festival (Poland) / Film Fest Gent (Belgium) / AFF (Adelaide Film Festival) (Australia) / Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan) / Philadelphia Film Festival (USA) / Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest (Romania) / Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) / FilmFestival Cottbus (Germany), Best Film, Best Actress, FIPRESCI Prize / Leeds International Film Festival (UK) / European Film Forum SCANORAMA (Lithuania) / XXII Minsk IFF Listpad 2015 (Belarus), Best Director & Best Cinematrogaphy/ Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece), through local Distributor / Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) (Egypt), Best Artistic Contribution Prize / Ljubljana International Film Festival (Slovenia) / Stockholm International Film Fest (Sweden) / International Film Festival Bratislava (Slovakia) / Movies on War (Norway) / Cinedays (Macedonia) / Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) / Segovia's European Film Festival (MUCES) (Spain) / 8th Panorama of the European Film (Egypt) /Singapore International Film Festival (Singapore) / European Union / Film Showcase in Washington (USA) / European Cinema Forum – “Cinergia” (Poland) / International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) (India) / Dubai Film Festival (UAE) / Palm Spring International Film Festival (USA) / Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) (India) / Bengaluru International Film Festival (India) / Santa Barbara Film Festival (USA) / Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival (Norway) / Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria) / Human Rights Watch Film Festival (UK) / Puerto Rico European Film Festival (Puerto Rico) / Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan (Morocco) / Cleveland Film Festival (USA) / Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (USA) / 29th Finále Plzen (Czech Republic) / Cannes Coup de Coeur (Lebanon)/ Seattle International Film Festival 2016 (USA)/ Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 (Romania)/ South Bay Film & Music Film Festival 2016 (USA)/ Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival 2016 (Canada)/ Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016 (USA)/ Social Justice Film Festival Birmingham 2016 (UK)/ Silk Road International Film Festival 2016 (Mainland China)/ Balkanale 2016 (Austria)/ European Union Film Festival in China 2016 (Mainland China)/ Napples International Film Festival 2016 (USA)/ CPH PIX 2016 (Denmark)/ Inverness Film Festival 2016 (UK)/ Cork Film Festival 2016 (Ireland)/ Committee of Global W8  film Club (Denmark)/ European Film Festival 2017 (South Africa)/More to be announced soon.... !

Cast
Jelena / Natasa / Marija – Tihana Lazovic
Ivan / Ante / Luka – Goran Markovic
Jelena's / Natasa's mother – Nives Ivankovic
Sasa – Dado Cosic
Bozo / Ivno – Stipe Radoja
Ivan's / Luka's father – Trpimir Jurkic
Ivan's grandmother – Mira Banjac
Mane / Dino – Slavko Sobin
Dinka – Lukrecija Tudor
Petra – Tara Rosandic
Luka's mother – Ksenija Marinkovic

Credits
Screenwriter & director: Dalibor Matanic
Producer: Ankica Juric Tilic
Co-producers: Petra Vidmar, Frenk Celarc, Nenad Dukic, Miroslav Mogorovic
DOP: Marko Brdar
Editor: Tomislav Pavlic
Composers: Alen Sinkauz and Nenad Sinkauz
Sound designer: Julij Zornik
Art director: Mladen Ozbolt
Costume designer: Ana Savic Gecan
Make-up artists: Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska, Talija Ivancic
Sound mixer: Mladen Pervan
1st AD: Dragan Juric

Production: Kinorama (Croatia), Gustav film (Slovenia), SEE Film Pro (Serbia), with the support of the MEDIA Programme and Eurimages

 

Official website: www.zvizdan.com