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Piccolo Corpo (Small Body)

N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events

November 18, 2022
6:30 pm

Part of the New Italian Cinema Events (N.I.C.E.) Film Festival
Celebrating its 32nd edition in the United States

Piccolo corpo (Small Body)
(2021, 89 min.)
In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles

Directed by
Laura Samani

Written by
Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani

Celeste Cescutti
Ondina Quadri

Followed by a Q&A with director Laura Samani
in conversation with Stefano Albertini, NYU


About the film:
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, in order to baptize them and save their souls. Agata 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.

About the Director:
Laura Samani was born in 1989 in Trieste. After graduating in Philosophy & Literature at the University of Pisa, she studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome). Her graduation short movie, The Sleeping Saint, was premiered at Cannes Cinéfondation in 2016. Since then, it has gained international acclaim and awards in several international festivals. Small Body, a raw fairytale, is her first feature. The project is an international co-production between Italy, France and Slovenia.