About

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Tihana Lazović
  • Goran Marković
  • Nives Ivanković
  • Dado Ćosić
  • Stipe Radoja
  • Trpimir Jurkić
  • Mira Banjac

Crew

  • Screenwriter Dalibor Matanić
  • Director Dalibor Matanić
  • Producer Ankica Jurić Tilić
  • Coproducers Petra Vidmar, Frenk Celarc, Nenad Dukić, Miroslav Mogorović
  • Cinematography Marko Brdar
  • Editor Tomislav Pavlic
  • Music Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
  • Sound design Julij Zornik
  • Set design Mladen Ožbolt
  • Costume design Ana Savić Gecan
  • Make up Mojca Gorogranc Petrushevska, Talija Ivančič
  • Sound engineer Mladen Pervan
  • 1st AD Dragan Jurić

Festivals and awards

  • Festivals

    • Cannes Film Festival 2015 - programme "Un Certain Regard" Cannes, France
    • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015 - Horizons programme Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
    • Odessa International Film Festival 2015 - international competition programme Odessa, Ukraine
    • 62. Pula film festival 2015 - Croatian programme Pula, Croatia
    • Motovun Film Festival 2015 - Main programme Motovun, Croatia
    • Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 - International Panorama Melbourne, Australia
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 - competition programme Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Espoo Cine International Film Festival 2015 Espoo, Finnland
    • Festival International Nancy - Lorraine 2015 Nancy, France
    • International Film Festival Film by the Sea 2015 Vlissingen, The Netherlands
    • Int'l Cinematographers' FF "Manaki Brothers" 2015 - competition programme SEE Camera Bitola, Macedonia
    • Festival of Slovenian Film 2015 - competition programme Portoroz, Slovenia
    • LET'S CEE film festival 2015 - competition programme Vienna, Austria
    • Bergen International Film Festival 2015 - programme Cinema Extraordinaire Bergen, Norway
    • Haifa International Film Festival 2015 Haifa, Israel
    • War On Screen 2015 Châlons-en-Champagne, France
    • Festival Internazionale a Ferrara 2015 Ferrara, Italy
    • Filmekimi 2015 Istanbul, Turkey
    • Rio de Janeiro IFF 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    • Busan International Film Festival 2015 - programme "World Cinema" Busan, South Korea
    • Festival of Film and Culture Arte Mare 2015 - competition programme Bastia, Corsica, France
    • Festival of new film in Montreal 2015 - programme "Special Presentations" Montreal, Canada
    • Hamptons International Film Festival 2015 - programme Conflict & Resolution Hamptons, USA
    • Bogota International Film Festival 2015 Bogota, Colombia
    • Oaxaca FilmFest 2015 Oaxaca, Mexico
    • Warsaw Film Festival 2015 Warsaw, Poland
    • Film Fest Gent 2015 - competition programme Gent, Belgium
    • Adelaide Film Festival 2015 - programme: "European Cinema" Adelaide, Australia
    • Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 Tokyo, Japan
    • Philadelphia Film Festival 2015 Philadelphia, USA
    • Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest 2015 Bucharest, Romania
    • Kaohsiung Film Festival 2015 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • Film Festival Cottbus 2015 - competition programme Cottbus, Germany
    • Bratislava International Film Festival 2015 - programme "Europe" Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Leeds International Film Festival 2015 - competition programme Leeds, UK
    • Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015 - programme Balkan Survey, main competition programme Thessaloniki, Greece
    • European Film Forum SCANORAMA 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania
    • Minsk IFF Listapad 2015 - competition programme Minsk, Belarus
    • Cairo International Film Festival 2015 Cairo, Egypt
    • Stockholm International Film Fest 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
    • Un si proche Orient 2015 - competition programme Pessac, France
    • Festival du Film de la Rochelle 2015 - program "Ici et ailleurs" La Rochelle, France
    • Ljubljana International Film Festival 2015 - program "Avantpremieres" Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • International Film Festival of Kerala, IFFK 2015 - program "World Cinema" Kerala, India
    • Dubai International Film Festival 2015 – program: official selection Dubai, UAE
    • Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015 - program "Hauteur" Les Arcs, France
    • European Union Film Showcase 2015 Washington , USA
    • European Cinema Forum – “Cinergia” 2015 Lodz, Poland
    • Singapore International Film Festival 2015 Singapore
    • Panorama of the European Film 2015 Cairo, Egypt
    • Festival International du Film d'Arras 2015 Arras, France
    • Segovia's European Film Festival (MUCES) 2015 Segovia, Spain
    • Films in the Arava Desert 2015 Zuqim, Israel
    • Black Nights Film Festival 2015 Tallin, Estonia
    • Movies on War 2015 Elverum, Norway
    • Festival du cinema européen en Essone 2015 – competition programme Paris, France
    • CINEDAYS Festival of European Film 2015 Skopje, Macedonia
    • Festival national du film d'education 2015 Paris, France
    • Palm Spring International Film Festival 2016 - program Awards Buzz Palm Springs, USA
    • Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) 2016 Chennai, India
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 - program Limelights Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • Trieste Film Festival 2016 Trieste, Italy
    • Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016 Santa Barbara, USA
    • Cinoche – Le Festival du film international de Baie-Comeau 2016 - competition programme Baie-Comeau, Canada
    • FEST - Belgrade International Film Festival 2016 - competition programme Belgrade, Serbia
    • A l’Est du Nouveau 2016 - competition programme Rouen, France
    • International Film Festival and Forum of Human Rights 2016 - competition programme Geneva, Switzerland
    • Chicago European Union Film Festival 2016 Chicago, USA
    • Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival 2016 Trondheim, Norway
    • Bengaluru International Film Festival 2016 Bengaluru, India
    • Sofia International Film Festival 2016 - competition programme "Balkans Competition" Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan 2016 Tetouan, Morocco
    • Cleveland International Film Festival 2016 - competition programme "George Gund III" Cleveland, USA
    • Festival Lumière Sur Bron 2016 Bron, France
    • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016 - programme "World Cinema" Minneapolis, USA
    • Prishtina International Film Festival 2016 - competition programme Prishtina, Kosovo
    • Cannes Coup de Coeur 2016 Beirut, Lebanon
    • Finále Plzen 2016 - program Festival ZOOM Plzen, Czech Republic
    • Puerto Rico European Film Festival 2016 - competition programme San Juan, USA
    • Seattle International Film Festival 2016 - program "Ark Lodge Screenings Seattle, United States of America
    • Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival 2016 - competition programme New York, USA
    • Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 - programme "Focus: Croatia" Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    • Al Este de Lima 2016 - competition programme Lima, Peru
    • South Bay Film & Music Festival 2016 - competition program Hermosa Beach, USA
    • Scarborough Wordlwide Film Festival 2016 Scarborough, Canada
    • Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016 cities around the world
    • Montenegro Film Festival 2016 - competition programme Herceg Novi, Montenegro
    • Otranto Film Fund Festival 2016 - competition programme Otranto, Italy
    • CinEast – Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg 2016 - programme Cinescope Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Tuzla Film Festival 2016 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • International Film Festival Tofifest 2016 - programme "New Croatian Cinema" Toruń, Poland
    • CPH PIX International Film Festival 2016 - programme Bad Ass East Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen 2016 - competition programme Strasbourg, France
    • Castellinaria Film Festival 2016 - competition programme Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Awards

    • Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival 2015, Cannes, France - program "Un Certain Regard"
    • Croatia's entry for Foreign Language Film 88th Academy Awards
    • Nomination – Official Selection European Parliament LUX PRIZE 2015
    • Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • Golden Arena for Best Director Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • The Octavian Award - Croatian Society of Film Criticis Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • Golden Arena for Best Actress (Tihana Lazovic) Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actress (Nives Ivankovic) Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor (Dado Cosic) Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • Golden Arena for Best Costume Design (Ana Savic Gecan) Pula Film Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2015 - The Art Cinema Award (CICAE) Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Award for the best photography Festival of Slovenian Film 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia
    • Award for the best feature film of choice of cinema networks Slovenia Festival of Slovenian Film 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia
    • Grand Prix War On Screen 2015, Châlons-en-Champagne, France, competition programme
    • Grand Prix Festival of Film and Culture Arte Mare 2015, Bastia, Corsica, France, competition programme
    • Best Picture Award, Best Actress Award and the FIPRESCI Critics Award Film Festival Cottbus 2015, Cottbus, Germany - competition programme
    • Best director and best cinematography award Minsk IFF Listpad 2015, Minsk, Belarus - competition programme
    • Prize for Best Artistic Contribution Cairo International Film Festival 2015, Cairo, Egypt
    • Prix Alcoa award Cinoche – Le Festival du film international de Baie-Comeau 2016, Baie-Comeau, Canada - competition programme
    • Grand Prix International Film Festival and Forum of Human Rights 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - competition programme
    • Young Jury Award A l’Est du Nouveau 2016, Rouen, France - competition programme
    • Award for Best Actor Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan 2016, Tetouan, Morocco - competition programme
    • Award to DoP Slovene Association of Cinematographers
    • Award for Best Actress Prishtina International Film Festival 2016, Prishtina, Kosovo - competition programme
    • Jury Prize Al Este de Lima 2016, Lima, Peru - competition programme
    • Golden Mimosa for Best Director Montenegro Film Festival 2016, Herceg Novi, Montenegro - competition programme
    • Grand Prix Otranto Film Fund Festival 2016, Otranto, Italy - competition programme
    • Odyssée-Council of Europe Prize for Human Rights Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen 2016, Strasbourg, France - competition programme
    • Award 'Utopia' Castellinaria Film Festival 2016, Bellinzona, Switzerland - competition programme
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Contacts

Produced by

Lead producer

Kinorama

Ankica Jurić Tilić

Tel +385 1 2316 787

Cell +385 98 465 576

e-mail

website www.kinorama.hr

Kinorama

in coproduction with Gustav film, SEE Film Pro

Gustav film
See film / South East European Film

International sales

Cercamon

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&

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e-mail

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Cercamon World Sales

International publicity

Press materials

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French distribution

Bac Films

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e-mail

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BAC Films

Croatian distribution

2i Film

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e-mail

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2i Film
  • Croatian Audiovisual Centre / Hrvatski audiovizaulni centar
  • Eurimages / Council of Europe
  • Slovenian Film Centre / Slovenski filmski center / Javna agencija
  • Film Center Serbia
  • Viba film
  • Media