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SMALL BODY

by Laura Samani

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.

international title: Small Body
original title: Piccolo corpo
country: Italy, France, Slovenia
sales agent: Alpha Violet
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Laura Samani
film run: 89'
screenplay: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani
cast: Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri
cinematography by: Mitja Ličen
film editing: Chiara Dainese
art director: Rachele Meliadò
costumes designer: Loredana Buscemi
music: Fredrika Stahl
producer: Nadia Trevisan, Alberto Fasulo, Thomas Lambert, Danijel Hočevar
production: Nefertiti Film srl, Tomsa Films, Vertigo, RAI Cinema
backing: Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura DGCA-MIC (MiBACT), Eurimages
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