The High Sun

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– Man reikia praeit.

– Reikia tai tik mirt. Praeit čia nepraeisi.

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.
Festivals: 
Cannes Film Festival – in Un Certain Regard competition, Jury Prize; Pula Film Festival – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actress in Supporting Role, Best Actor in Supporting Role, Best Costume Design, Croatian Society of Film Critics Award; Odessa International Film Festival – in International competiton; Sarajevo Film Festival – in competition; selected for European Film Awards.

Dalibor Matanić

Dalibor Matanić was born in Zagreb in 1975. He holds a degree in Film and Television Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He made his award-winning feature debut The Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside in 2000, based on his own screenplay. His second feature, Fine Dead Girls, won the Grand Prix, Audience Award and Critics’ Award at the national film festival in 2002. In 2009 he presented two very successful works: film The Lika Cinema, which won many awards around the world and short entitled The Party, that premiered at Cannes film festival, Critic’s Week in 2009 and later won 18 film awards at national and international festivals.