- Shooting starts on Oct 22, 2018  -

THE DAWN


Directed by Dalibor Matanić

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By the Director of THE HIGH SUN, Jury Prize Un Certain Regard Cannes 2015

In the 'Trilogy of the Sun' (The High Sun, The Dawn and The Dusk) I intend to juxtapose the noblest and the basest human impulses. In The High Sun I have juxtaposed love and hate; in The Dawn I will do the same with an intimate family drama and the galloping neo-Nazi movement in a near future. Unable to face their own tragedy, the family members will start their odyssey confronted with the materialized fragments of the soul of the main protagonist, Matija, which manifest themselves as spiritual and material halves, unready to face the dark social context which confirms that the past repeats itself almost mathematically, and destroys people’s lives. In a world which disregards the inner peace, shrinks from facing oneself and ignores the increasing hatred and intolerance, I feel the need to make a film about pain, mistakes, forgiveness and belief – the things that make us human – as the only remedy against the inevitable self- destruction of our civilization. - Dalibor Matanic

SYNOPSIS

 In a foggy valley, people are leaving their homes and their cattle, the priest is leaving the church, the river is getting murky... One family – Matija and Ika, and their children Kaja and Nikola – is deeply divided over whether to leave or stay. Family relations have been tense since the tragic death of Matija and Ika’s other son; Matija has become stingy and taken to drink, Ika has found solace in religious zealotry, Kaja is desperately trying to keep the family together, and Nikola has stopped talking... The family members will start their odyssey confronted with the materialized fragments of the soul of the main protagonist, Matija, unready to face the dark social context same as they are to face the family trauma. In this story about pain, mistakes, forgiveness and belief, Matija and his family can move forward only when they reconcile with their past.

 

CAST AND CREW

Cast                      tbc

Crew                     Director & Screenwriter: Dalibor Matanić

Producer: Kinorama

TECHNICAL INFO

Original Title    Zora

Language          Croatian

Genre                 Drama

Length               less than 100 mins

Format               DCP | Colour | 5.1

Shooting           Q4 2018

Delivery             May 2019

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

By the Director of The High Sun