Ana gives birth at the local hospital and everything goes well. There is only a small problem with the paperwork – her file is not on the computer. A temporary loss of data seems to be caused by a software glitch, nothing to worry about.

Within a few days, Ana is entangled in a web of bureaucracy of Kafkaesque proportions: not being in the computer means no social security, no permanent address and no baby. She is brutally forced to leave a newborn girl alone at the hospital without any right to visit her until everything is sorted out. All of a sudden Ana is a foreigner, even though she has lived in Slovenia all of her life. Legally, she doesn’t exist. So, her child is an orphan. And orphans are put up for adoption.

'Erased is a well-written, straightforward story that benefits most from Franković Brdar's performance, which is both fully dedicated and finely nuanced in exactly the right places.'

'Slovenian filmmaker Miha Mazzini's first feature is a motherhood drama with a strong social and political angle, and an excellent performance by its star, Judita Franković Brdar'



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Director: Miha Mazzini
Co-director: Dušan Joksimović
Genre: Drama
Original title: Izbrisana
English title: Erased
Country of production: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia
Year of production: 2018
Length: 86 min
Color: Colour
Screening format: DCP 2K (2048x858) (1:2,39; 5.1, un-encrypted)
Original language: Slovenian
Subtitles: English

Cast: Judita Frankovic, Sebastijan Cavazza, Jernej Kogovšek, Doroteja Nadrah, Izudin Bajrovic
Scriptwriter: Miha Mazzini
Director of photography: Dušan Joksimović
Editor: Tomislav Pavlic
Sound design: Borut Berden
Sound mixing: Borut Berden
Music: Jura Ferina & Pavle Miholjević
Producers: Frank Celarc
Co-producers: Ankica Jurić-Tilić, Ira Cecić, Biljana Prvanović, Diego Zanco
Production company: Gustav Film
Co-production company: Kinorama, Delirium, Pakt Media
Supported by: Slovenian Film Center, Eurimages, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Center Serbia and developed with the support of MEDIA – Creative Europe

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Festivals / Awards

Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož, Slovenia – Vesna Award for Best Lead Actress, Best Original Music, Best Production Design & Best Costume Design
Tallinn Black Nights FF, Estonia – First Feature Competition – International Premiere
Trieste Film Festival, Italy 
Belgrade IFF, Serbia - The Best Script Award
Cleveland IFF, USA
Lichter IFF, Germany
IFF Panama, Panama
Fajr IFF, Iran
Neiße FF, Germany
Valetta FF, Malta
Manarat IFF, Tunisia
Pula IFF, Croatia - Golden Arena for Best Acting Performance
Trieste FF, Italy
Oostende IFF, Belgium
Raindance IFF, UK - Best  Screenplay Award
Ravac IFF, Moldovia
San Paolo IFF, Brasil
Eastern Neighbours FF, The Netherlands
Arras IFF, France
Balkan FF Ulm, Germany
International Crime & Punishment FF, Turkey



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