Piccolo Corpo

Small Body

In an isolated island community in North Eastern Italy at the beginning of the 20th century, Agate gives birth to a stillborn baby. Terrified by being told her child will forever drift in spiritual limbo, she flees husband and family, with her baby’s corpse, embarking on a desperate, dangerous journey to the mountains, where there may be somewhere or someone that can save its soul. With its surprising plot twists and moments of genuine suspense, SMALL BODY could easily pass as a thriller, but its thoughtful tone, dark and enchanting atmosphere, and skilful pacing give it the feel of a Gothic fairy tale. (Adrian Wotton, BFI London Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Piccolo Corpo (Small Body, 2021) - La santa che dorme (The Sleeping Saint, 2016, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2022
Laura Samani
Italy / France / Slovenia 2021
89 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani
Cinematography Mitja Ličen
Editing Chiara Dainese
Sound/Sounddesign Luca Bertolin, Riccardo Spagnol
Music Fredrika Stahl
With Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri
Producer(s) Nadia Trevisan, Alberto Fasulo
Nefertiti Film, Tomsa Films, Vertigo
World Sales
Alpha Violet
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2021

In cooperation with Festival DER NEUE HEIMATFILM.