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Dalibor Matanić

The High Sun
(Zvizdan)

Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia 2015
In Croatian / English subtitles
123 min
For audicences aged 16 and above


The cruel ethnic wars fought in former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 2001 are revisited with passion and compassion in Dalibor Matanic's absorbing drama The High Sun, which looks back at the beginning and end of the conflict in a trio of poignant love stories. Though the stories and characters are different, all three feature the superb young actors Goran Markovic and Tihana Lazovic as war-crossed lovers, linking the narrative with a bridge of anguish, guilt and redemption. [...] What makes The High Sun contemporary and relevant is the way it sums up twenty years of simmering hatred and hostility, and shows how the scars still remain.
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter


Director: Dalibor Matanić
Screenplay: Dalibor Matanić
Cast: Goran Markovic, Tihana Lazovic
Production: Ankica Juric Tilic / Kinorama, Gustav Film, SEE Film Pro
Sales: Cercamon

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