Small Body

Piccolo Corpo

Greek Premiere

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 that will enable both to come close to a miracle that seems impossible.

Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Laura Samani
Script: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani
Cinematography: Mitja Ličen
Editing: Chiara Dainese
Sound: Riccardo Spagnol
Music: Fredrika Stahl
Actors: Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri
Production: Nefertiti Film, Rai Cinema
Producers: Nadia Trevisan, Alberto Fasulo
Co-production: Tomsa Films, Vertigo
Co-producers: Thomas Lambert, Danijel Hočevar
Costumes: Loredana Buscemi
Production Design: Rachele Meliadò
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy, France, Slovenia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 89'
Contact: Alpha Violet

Laura Samani

Laura Samani was born in 1989 in Trieste. After graduating in Philosophy & Literature at the University of Pisa, she studied at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome), directing class. Her graduation short movie, The Sleeping Saint, premiered at Cannes Cinéfondation in 2016. Since then, it has gained international acclaim and awards in several international festivals. In 2018 she worked for the Maremetraggio Association, conducting the participatory video workshop Città Visibile, financed by Siae Bando SIllumina – Periferie Urbane in Valmaura, Trieste. It is the first laboratory of this type ever conducted in Trieste, it has involved teenagers living in social marginality with the aim of making a self-narrative documentary. Small Body, a raw fairytale, is her first feature.


2013 Io sono qui (doc)
2013 Rosso liquido (doc)
2016 The Sleeping Saint (short)
2019 Citta visibile (doc)
2021 Small Body