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Erased + Short Film: Wine Lake

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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When Ana’s personal data goes missing after the birth of her baby, she ends up entangled in a web of bureaucracy of Kafkaesque proportions.

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Directed by Miha Mazzini

Narrative Feature / Slovenia / 86 mins

Strand: Politico / In competition

UK Premiere

Review:

Franz Kafka once wrote: “In the struggle between yourself and the world, back the world.” This quotation takes on new meaning in ERASED, in which a mother suddenly finds herself stateless and helpless following the break-up of Yugoslavia. Though a life-long Slovenian, she was born in - and so is a national of - Serbia, and upon giving birth the authorities are alerted to her bureaucratic non-existence. From this point on she is restricted and withheld. Her baby, being legally an orphan, is put up for adoption. Her Yugoslav ID card is slashed. She is threatened with deportation to Bosnia - a country to which she has even less association than Serbia. The world, as Kafka suggests, is very much winning.

But in this complex, convoluted traipse through the bureaucracy of Slovenia, Ana (Judita Frankovic, whose performance won her the award for Best Actress at the Festival of Slovenian Film 2018) is dauntless. She faces down the state as best she can, refusing her erasure with a loud, consistent struggle. Director Miha Mazzini uses a realist aesthetic, but one which still embodies certain hope for those rendered stateless. For all its Kafkaesque allusions, ERASED is nevertheless a film that champions the struggle against such arbitrary and immoral practices. Reviewed by Milo Garner

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Credits:

Director: Miha Mazzini

Writer: Miha Mazzini

Producer: Frank Celarc

Executive Producer: Frank Celarc

Cast: Judita Frankovic, Sebastijan Cavazza, Jernej Kogovšek, Doroteja Nadrah, Izudin Bajrovic

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Wine Lake

Directed by Platon Theodoris

Narrative Short / Australia / 9 mins

World Premiere

A homeless Irish alcoholic and an artistic backpacker clash on a Sydney street over a misunderstanding. Once the tension is resolved the two quickly develop an unlikely connection over the backpacker's art.

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19 Lower Regent Street

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SW1Y 4LR

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