Disappearance

by Andrina Mračnikar

Izginjanje, orig. Vor dem Verschwinden, 2021, documentary, coproduction, digital DCP, 1,85:1, c, 100 min
Expected delivery: October 2021

The essayistic documentary about the past, present, and future of the Slovenian minority in Austrian Carinthia deals with the issues of language, identity, and memories in a very topical and personal way and from various perspectives. It touches on history, deportations, persecutions, rebellion, discrimination, and assimilation. The film observes the contemporary use of the Slovenian language in the everyday, artistic, and political contexts, where the extinction of the language manifests itself in various ways and where many but not all have come to terms with this loss. It examines how language and memory affect each other and what the loss of one’s mother tongue means for both the individual and the region as a whole.

Andrina Mračnikar (1981, at) studied directing at the AGRFT and directing & screenwriting at the Vienna Film Academy. She has won numerous prizes, primarily for her documentary films. Her debut feature fiction Ma folie (2015) won the First Steps Award and many other internationally-renowned awards. After Andri 1924-1944 (2003) and With Death as the Only Certain Fate (2006), Disappearance is the third part of a documentary trilogy about the history and future of the Slovenian national minority in Austrian Carinthia.

screenwriter
Andrina Mračnikar
director
Andrina Mračnikar
producers
Jürgen Karasek, Danijel Hočevar
director of photography
Judith Benedikt
film editor
Gerhard Daurer
sound designers
Julij Zornik, Bertram Knappitsch, William E. Franck
production
Soleil Film, Vertigo
co-production
RTV Slovenija, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, FISA Austria, CarinthiJA2020, ORF Film – Fernsehabkommen, Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich

VERTIGO
www.vertigo.si

Danijel Hočevar
info@vertigo.si