Before the Summer

by Danis Tanović

Pred poletjem, orig. Nakon ljeta, fiction, co-production, Digital DCP, 2.35:1, c, 100 min
In progress


The story of a young woman, in search of her roots on a small island, experiences an unexpected romance in late summer that evolves into a tale of acceptance, forgiveness, and love towards others, towards the island, and most importantly, towards herself.

Anja Matković, Nikola Kuprešanin, Danis Tanović
Danis Tanović
Lana Matić, Boris T. Matić
executive producer
Ivan Perić
Jelena Mitrović, Jovan Marjanović, Mirsad Purivatra, Anamaria Antoci, Miha Černec, Jožko Rutar
director of photography
Miloš Jaćimović
music composer
Livina Tanović
film editor
Redžinald Šimek
production designer
Veronika Radman
costume designer
Dubravka Skvrce
key make-up artist
Silvija Bradica
sound designer
Marius Leftarache
Propeler Film
Obala Art Centar, Baš Čelik, Tramal Films, Tanguay Productions
Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Romanian Film Centre, Film Center Serbia, Sarajevo Film Fund, Creative Europe - MEDIA (Slate development)
Danis Tanović

Danis Tanović was born in 1969 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was awarded for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 for his debut film "No Man's Land" and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. "No Man's Land" received over 50 awards at international festivals. For the films "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker" and "Death in Sarajevo," Tanović was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He currently resides in Sarajevo.

“The story intrigued me because it combines and intertwines a serious drama of self-discovery, forgiveness, and self-acceptance with the organic humor characteristic of Dalmatia and its islands. This is a concept that is rarely successfully executed, especially in regional cinematography. Therefore, this screenplay was a true refreshment and a personal incentive and challenge for me to direct.”

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.