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directed by Sara Kern
 After her mother’s sudden death, ten-year-old Moja becomes the unexpected grown-up of her fragmented family, trying to bring her troubled older sister Vesna and distant father together.

Ten year old Moja lives with her grief-stricken Slovenian dad and pregnant twenty year old sister Vesna in an outer suburb of Melbourne. Unable to accept the reality of her mother’s sudden passing, Moja focuses on preparing for the baby while Vesna is lost in troubles of her own. 

Adamant and full of light, Moja pushes on, hoping in vain that Vesna will eventually fill the mother-shaped hole in her life. But Vesna pushes Moja to accept that their mother has in fact died, which causes the relationship between the sisters to strain and as the birth draws closer the grieving family continues to fragment. 

After meeting Miranda and her quirky daughter Danger, a family very different to her own, Moja’s world begins to open.

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CAST Loti Kovačič, Mackenzie Mazur, Gregor Baković, Claudia Karvan


PRODUCED BY Sweetshop & Green, Cvinger Film



Sara Kern (1989) is a Slovenian-Australian writer and director. She graduated in film directing from the University of Ljubljana, The Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television in 2013. 

Kern worked as a screenwriter for Slovenian National Television’s Children and Youth Program for several years before moving to Australia. 

Her 2016 short Good Luck Orlo premiered at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and went on to screen at TIFF, Chicago IFF and Seattle IFF. 

Kern was selected for TIFF Talent Lab (2017), Torino Script Lab (2018) and Cannes’ Cinéfondation Residence (2018) where she developed her debut feature, Moja Vesna, filmed in 2021. It had its world premiere at the 72nd Berlinale in 2022 where it was nominated for the GWFF Best First Feature Award.

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