THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanić – Cannes, Un Certain Regard
(2015, 123 min, color, Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia, world premiere, sales: Cercamon)
With Dalibor Matanić’s eighth feature film, THE HIGH SUN (ZVIZDAN) Croatia returns to Un Certain Regard for the first time since 1981. The film follows three pairs of lovers in 1991, 2001 and 2011 as they fight to be together in the face of toxic ethnic tensions. By highlighting their passion for each other and for life, Matanić charts the trajectory that Croatia and its neighbors have gone through: pre-war violence, post-war wounds too fresh to heal and finally the potential for love to take root. All three pairs are played by Tihana Lazović and Goran Marković, who portray different characters, yet in each segment they convey the fragility – and intensity – of forbidden love.
Sun May 17, 11.00-13.03 Salle Debussy
16.30-18.33 Salle Debussy
Mon May 18, 11.00-13.03 Salle Bazin