Before the Summer

by Danis Tanović

Pred poletjem, orig. Prije ljeta, fiction, co-production
In postproduction

A young woman from Zagreb, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy man from the island of Brač, visits the island for the first time and starts an affair with a married British writer in the midst of a midlife and creative crisis, which grows into a forbidden love and a mutual search for identity.

Anja Matković, Nikola Kuprešanin
Danis Tanović
Propeler Film
Tramal Films, Film House Baš Čelik, Obala art centar
Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, Sarajevo Film Fund, Creative Europe - MEDIA (Slate development)
Danis Tanović

Danis Tanović (1969) is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. His debut feature No Man’s Land (2001) received over 40 international prizes, including the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Best Script prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and the European Film Awards. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) premiered in the competition program of the Berlin IFF, where it won two Silver Bears (Jury Grad Prix and Best Actor Nazif Mujic), as well as a Special Mention by the Ecumenical Jury. He directed the first original series of the Adria region produced by HBO Success, it was his television drama debut in 2019.

“Writing and directing good humour is the hardest and the most serious thing. This script is hence a real refreshment and an inspiration and personal challenge for me to direct it.”
Tramal Films is a production company established in 2009 with the main aim of producing documentaries. Our first noted work, the documentary A Fight For (2014, S. Gačić), was recognised as the best feature film of the year at the FSF and screened at the DokuFest in Prizren, the Cleveland IFF, the unDependence FF, and elsewhere as well. Recently, Tramal Films has also become increasingly established as a production house focusing on creative documentaries and fiction films made by young directors with creative international perspectives. Tramal’s several recent films have received the support of the Creative Europe programme.