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The High Sun wins in Cairo

The feature film The High Sun, written and directed by Dalibor Matanić, has won yet another festival award, this time at the 37th Cairo International Film Festival. Egypt’s capital city hosted the event from November 11th to 20th.

The international jury, headed by British producer Paul Webster, awarded The High Sun the prize for Best Artistic Contribution. The Golden Pyramid went to Mediterranean, directed by Jonas Carpignano.

This is the 19th award for Matanić’s The High Sun, after it premiered in Canne’s Un Certain Regard programme in May of 2015. Since then, it has been screened at more than 40 international festivals. It is also Croatia’s candidate for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar Award nomination in the category of Best Foreign Film. Ankica Jurić Tilić is the producer, while Zagreb’s Kinorama headed production along with co-producers Gustav Film from Slovenia and SEE Film Pro from Serbia.

The Cairo International Film Festival was launched in 1976 and is one of the first international film festivals held in the Arab region. This year the programme featured 120 films, while the international competition screened a total of 16 films. Along with The High Sun, the competition also screened the Croatian minority co-production Our Everyday Life by director Ines Tanović.

More details can be found on the festival’s official website.

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