Small body
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    Small body

    Piccolo Corpo

    Directed by

    Italy, France, Slovenia

    2021

    89 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    Scope Expanded - Staff Picks

    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 and save their soul. 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 which will enable both to come close to a miracle.

    Awards

    • Top Prize - Thessaloniki Film Festival

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Marco Borromei
    Elisa Dondi
    Laura Samani
    Cinematography
    Mitja Ličen
    Editing
    Chiara Dainese
    Music
    Fredrika Stahl
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET

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    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.

    Selected Filmography