Ana gives birth at the local hospital, but her file is not on the computer. She is forced to leave the newborn at the hospital. Legally, she doesn’t exist. So, her child is considered an orphan and orphans are put up for adoption.


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
BASTAU International Student and Debut FF, Kazakhstan -  Best Actress Award



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