The High Sun

Screenings

2016 Season
London, New York

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. Through these stories, Dalibor Matanić highlights how dangerous hatred towards “the other” can be. It is a film about the fragility—and intensity—of forbidden love. Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2015

Filmmaker(s): 
Dalibor Matanić
Year: 
2015
123m
Language(s): 
Croatian
Genre: 
Drama
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Dalibor Matanić
Director

Dalibor Matanić was born in 1975 in Zagreb. He graduated in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His film debut was “The Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside” in 2000 and it achieved huge festival and cinema success, followed by the equally successful “Fine Dead Girls”, which was awarded the Big Golden Arena from the jury, the audience award and the critics’ award in Pula. He then directed six more feature films, two of which premiered internationally at the Cannes International Film Festival. His latest feature film "The High Sun" was awarded with Jury Prize in the official competition program "Un Certain Regard" of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.