Small Body

by Laura Samani

Synopsis

Logline:

A grief-stricken young woman leaves her seaside village behind to try and free her stillborn baby’s soul, setting out on a perilous journey to a remote mountain sanctuary where she holds faith in a miracle.

Synopsis:

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.

Specifications

Italy/ France/ Slovenia – 2021 – 89min – 1:1.85 – Italian dialect

Original title: Piccolo Corpo

directed by

Laura Samani

produced by

Nadia Trevisan, Alberto Fasulo

with RAI Cinema

co-produced by

Thomas Lambert, Danijel Hočevar

Cast

Ondina Quadri (Lynx)

Celeste Cescutti (Agata)

Crew

SCREENPLAY: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani

DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Mitja Ličen

ART DIRECTION: Rachele Meliadò

EDITING: Chiara Dainese

COSTUM DESIGN: Loredana Buscemi

ORIGINAL MUSIC : Fredrika Stahl

SOUND RECORDIST: Luca Bertolin

SOUND DESIGN: Riccardo Spagnol

RE-RECORDING MIXER: Nathalie Vidal

Festivals & Awards

2021


Cannes World Premiere – Critics’ Week in Competition

Montenegro Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

TIFF – Contemporary World Cinema

Haifa Film Festival -Panorama

Busan International Film Festival – World Cinema

Warsaw Film Festival – Discoveries

BFI London Film Festival – First Feature Competition