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Cannes Film Review: ‘The High Sun’

17 May 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ingrained Serbo-Croat hatreds cause ongoing pain across three decades and three storylines in Dalibor Matanic’s strongest film to date, “The High Sun.” Using the same talented actors to represent different characters in the trio of narratives, the helmer engages with love across ethnic divides, from doomed to traumatized to hesitantly optimistic. For international cinephiles, the main selling point will be the filmmaking: It’s handsomely mounted and expertly edited, offering rewards quite apart from the too cliched but well-meaning script. “Sun” could become Matanic’s most popular film at home, provided local auds don’t stay away from war-themed topics; limited Euro theatrical exposure is also likely after fest play.

Two villages in sun-drenched late summer — one Croatian, the other Serbian. It’s 1991, and tensions between the two communities are high, with everyone on edge in anticipation of that one spark that will set everything aflame. Serbian Jelena (Tihana Lazovic »

- Jay Weissberg

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