PORTOROŽ: Erased / Izbrisana will be screened in the competition of the 21st Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (10-15 September 2018). This gripping tale, which shows the anomalies of the Slovenian social system, is the first feature film from Slovenian award-winning writer Miha Mazzini.
Just after giving birth, Ana, a single mum, finds out she is not in the system, that neither she nor her newborn baby officially exist. Erased tells the story of what happened to Slovenians born on the wrong end of the disintegrated country, who in the 1990s had their ID cards hole punched. What happens if you are erased from the system? You may be deported or your neighbors might take over your home. You lose your job, your doctor, even your child…
Dušan Joksimović is the co-director. The main characters are played by Judita Franković Brdar, Sebastian Cavazza, Izudin Bajrović and Doroteja Nadrah.
Erased was produced by Frenk Celarc and Petra Vidmar through Gustav Film in coproduction with Ankica Jurić Tilić and Ira Cecić through Croatian Kinorama, Biljana Prvanović through Serbian Delirium, Diego Zanco through Pakt Media and with German Christoph Thoke as associated producer.
“Being part of it and again working with Frenk Celarc from Gustav Film was a privilege. And Erased touches an issue that is not only relevant for Slovenia, but also around the globe”, Christoph Thoke told FNE.The project was supported by the Slovenian Film Center with 368,000 EUR, the Croatian Audiovisual Center with 74,649 EUR, Film Center Serbia with 47,892 EUR, Eurimages with 130,000 EUR, the MEDIA Programme with 24,000 EUR and FS Viba with 67,005 EUR. The total budget is 927,648 EUR.
Shooting took place on different locations in Slovenia in 2016 and 2017. The film will be domestically released in February 2019. Pluto Film is handling the sales.
Miha Mazzini was born in 1961. He is an award-winning writer, computer expert, screenwriter, film director and screenwriting lecturer with an MA in Creative Writing for Film and Television, University of Sheffield, UK. He is a voting member of the European Film Academy..
Director: Miha MazziniCo-Director: Dušan JoksimovićScreenwriter: Miha MazziniDoP: Dušan JoksimovićEditor: Tomislav PavlicProduction designer: Matjaž PavlovecCostume designer: Sanja DžebaMake-up artist: Talija IvančičSound designer: Boris BerdenMusic: Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević, Vladimir GodárCast: Judita Franković Brdar, Sebastian Cavazza, Izudin Bajrović, Doroteja Nadrah, Silva Čušin, Jernej Kogovšek, Marko Mandič, Gregor Zorc, Jernej Šugman, Branko Završan, Neda R.Bric, Maja Gal Štromar, Barbara Cerar, Mojca Partljić, Bojan Vister, Pia Zemljič, Nina Skrbinšek, Maruša Majer, Tara Dušak