The Sleeping Saint
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    The Sleeping Saint

    La Santa che dorme

    Directed by

    Italy

    2016

    20 min

    • Italian

    Drama

    Giacomina is twelve, choosen as guardian of Saint Achillea for the annual procession. It would be the most beautiful day, but her best friend is founded in a state of seeming death, though the body is still warm. While the village is hailing it as a miracle, walking in procession with the girl instead of the statue, Giacomina is the only one wondering if everything is really lost.

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    Cast
    Sara Sclausero
    Denise Vallar
    Screenplay
    Marco Borromei
    Elisa Dondi
    Laura Samani
    Cinematography
    Ilya Sapeha
    Editing
    Chiara Dainese
    Music
    Irene Brigitte
    Production
    CSC PRODUCTION SRL
    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.

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