long features COMPETITION

THE HIGH SUN wednesday

Horaires de la séance de 10h15 à 12h30

Lieu de la séance Théâtre Comète

Horaires de la séance de 10h15 à 12h30

Lieu de la séance Théâtre Comète


Pays Croatia, Serbie, Slovénie

Film length : 123 min

Language(s) : Croatian with French subtitles

Genre : Fiction


french preview


"The High Sun" is the illuminating portrayal of three love stories taking place over three consecutive decades in two neighbouring villages marred by a long history of mutual hatred. Against a backdrop of ethnic tensions in the Balkans, The High Sun is a film about the fragility and intensity of forbidden love.

The first part takes place in 1991: two young adults a forced to go into hiding to live out their fairy tale.

In the second story, set in 2001, the war is over but it seems impossible for the lovers to turn their affair into a truly loving relationship.

The third story takes place in 2011, when love can finally flourish, provided that the couple are able to get over their past.



director : dalibor matanic


Dalibor Matanić was born in Zagreb in 1975. Graduated in Film Production and Television from the Zagreb Academy of Performing Arts, he directed in 2000 his first picture, "Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside", which won several prizes. His second feature, "Fine Dead Girls", won the Audience Award Grand Prize and Critics’ Award at the Croatian Film Festival in 2002. He then directed "100 Minutes of Glory", "Kino Lika" (multi-awarded and screened at over thirty festivals around the world); "I Love You", "Mother of Asphalt", "Daddy" and "Handymen". His short work "Party", opened Critics’ Week at Cannes before going on to win no fewer than eighteen prizes.

technical data 

Director Dalibor Matanić
Photography Marko Brdar
Editing Tomislav Pavlic
Music Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Cast Tihana Lazović, Goran Marković, Nives Ivanković, Dado Ćosić, Stipe Radoja, Trpimir Jurkić, Mira Banjac
Source Bac Films

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