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BLACK NIGHTS 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Miha Mazzini's Erased

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- The Slovenian director's feature debut, starring Judita Franković Brdar, will have its international premiere in Tallinn's First Feature Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Miha Mazzini's Erased
Erased by Miha Mazzini

Slovenian filmmaker Miha Mazzini's feature debut, Erased [+see also:
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, is a story about Ana, who gives birth at the local hospital, where everything seems to go well. There is just one tiny problem with the paperwork – her file is not found on the computer. This temporary loss of data seems to have been caused by a software glitch – nothing to worry about.

But 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. In a brutal turn of events, she is forced to leave her newborn girl alone at the hospital, with no rights to visit her until everything is sorted out. All of a sudden, Ana is a foreigner, even though she has lived in Slovenia all her life. Legally, she doesn’t exist, and so her child is an orphan. And orphans are put up for adoption. 

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Set in the mid-1990s, as the breakup of Yugoslavia drove the Slovenian state to revoke the citizenship of nearly 26,000 people, Erased stars Croatia's Judita Franković Brdar (Sonja and the Bull [+see also:
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), who picked up the Vesna Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (see the news). The film also won Best Original Music for Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević and Vladimir Godár, Best Production Design for Matjaž Pavlovec and Best Costume Design for Sanja Džeba.

Sebastian Cavazza, Jernej Kogovšek, Doroteja Nadrah, Izudin Bajrović and Silva Čušin also star in this co-production between Slovenia's Gustav Film, Croatia's Kinorama and Pakt Media, and Serbia's Delirium. One of Serbia's most highly acclaimed cinematographers, Dušan Joksimović (Train Driver's Diary [+see also:
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, The Parade
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), is the DoP on the film and is also credited as co-director. Croatia's Tomislav Pavlić (Comic Sans [+see also:
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On the Other Side
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) edited the movie, and his compatriots Jura Ferina and Pavle Miholjević (No One's Child [+see also:
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) composed the original score. 

German company Pluto Film handles the international rights.

Check out our exclusive trailer below:

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