Small Body (Piccolo Corpo)


Italy, 1900. Young Agata’s baby is stillborn and so, condemned to Limbo. Agata hears about a place in the mountains, where infants can be brought back to life for just one breath, to baptize them. She undertakes a voyage with her daughter’s small body hidden in a box and meets Lynx, a solitary boy who offers to help her. They set off on an adventure that will enable both to come close to a miracle that seems impossible.

Screenplay: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani

Cinematography: Mitja Ličen

Editing: Chiara Dainese

Cast: Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri

Producer: Nadia Trevisan, Alberto Fasulo

Production: Nefertiti Film, Rai Cinema

Laura Samani

Born in 1989 in Trieste. After graduating in Philosophy & Literature at the University of Pisa, she studied at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome), directing class. Her graduation short movie, “The Sleeping Saint”, premiered at Cannes Cinéfondation in 2016. In 2018 she worked for the Maremetraggio Association, conducting the participatory video workshop Città Visibile. “Small Body” is her first feature.

MENA Premiere

Italy, France, Slovenia

Fiction, 2021, Color, 89 min

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Laura Samani