Small Body (first feature)

original title:

Piccolo corpo

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Nefertiti Film, Tomsa Films, Vertigo, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of CNC, Fondo per l’Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Eurimages, Slovenian Film Centre, Re-Act, Media Creative Europe, Torino Film Lab, MAIA Workshop, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission

country:

Italy/France/Slovenia

year:

2021

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (07/01/2021)

1901. Carnia (Italy). During a dark period, of starvation and famine, 15-years-old Agata, gave birth to a dead child. Hoping to be able to save his soul from the limbo, she sets off on a desperate journey to the Sanctuary of Palau. She has heard that certain nuns are able to bring a stillborn baby back to life for the duration of one single breath, long enough for the baby to receive baptism.