Laura Samani

Laura Samani

Italy

Cinema is the arena where one can share dreams and fears. You can free yourself by freeing others.

Laura Samani was born in 1989 in Trieste. She holds a BA in Cinema and Communication Studies at the University of Pisa. She graduated at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma in the directing class. Her graduation short movie THE SLEEPING SAINT (2016) premiered at Cannes Cinéfondation. Since then, it has gained international acclaim and awards in several international festivals. Her first feature film SMALL BODY (2021) premiered at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and was selected at Toronto IFF, BFI London FF, Filmfest Hamburg and won the Audience Award in Annecy Italian FF.