Lost Years

by Áron Horváth Botka

Izgubljena leta, fiction, c
In preproduction 2026
SI, RS, HU

Borš, a grocery store employee in a Serbian small town in the 90’s, meets a young woman Tana and together they embark on a quest to find her lost backpack. On their journey through the Serbian countryside, an unexpected friendship blossoms and they both change their life directions.

screenwriter
Áron Horváth Botka
director
Áron Horváth Botka
producers
Jerca Jerič, Andraž Jerič
co-producers
Miloš Ivanović, Sara Laszlo
director of photography
Domen Martinčič
costume designer
Ina Ferlan
production
Temporama
co-production
Set Sail Films, Campfilm
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Creative Europe - MEDIA, Re-Act
Áron Horváth Botka

Aron Horvath was born in 1991 in Slovenia to a bilingual family and grew up as part of the Hungarian minority. He graduated in film directing in 2016 at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, followed by a master’s degree in film studies in 2021. Since 2015 he has directed a number of short films, including his latest film Bits which premiered in 2020 at the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film where it won the Best Short Film award and later screened at numerous festivals across the world. His upcoming film Lost Years will be his feature-length directorial debut.

Temporama was established in 2013 with a goal of providing support for the new generation of up-and-coming Slovenian film-makers. Their first feature film Consequences by Darko Štante premiered at Toronto IFF in 2018, followed by a considerable international success. Their most recent focus has been on producing feature films, with several titles currently in production or development, but they remain active in short form, documentary film, television content, and experimental cinema.