Small Body by Laura Samani - First Cut Lab

Edition: RE-ACT 2021


Piccolo Corpo

Production countries: Italy, France, Slovenia
Production: Nefertiti Film
World Premiere: International Cannes Film Festival – Semaine de la Critique

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. 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 that seems impossible.


Director: Laura Samani
Writers: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani
Editor: Chiara Dainese
D.O.P.: Mitja Ličen

Producers: Nadia Trevisan, Alberto Fasulo
Co-producers: Thomas Lambert, Danijel Hočevar

Cast: Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri

Length: 89 min