The Croatian Society of Film Workers
selected “The High Sun” (Zvizdan) by Dalibor Matanić to represent Croatia at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language category. International sales are being handled by Cercamon. U.S. rights are still available.
The decision was made by a committee of 15 members who chose from a list of seven films. “The High Sun” had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won
the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section. This might one of the highest profile films the Balkan country has ever submitted and it revolves around three stories that deal with the perpetual ethnic conflict that afflicts the region. The film was produced by Kinorama
in coproduction with Slovenia’s Gustav film and in association with SEE Film
Pro from Serbia.
A shortlist of 9-films will be announced in December. The final five nominees will be announced on 14 January 2016 and the award ceremony will take place on 28 February 2016.