Piccolo Corpo

Small Body

  • Fiction Film
  • s.d.
  • Italy, France, Slovenia

Would you be willing to let go of the most essential part of yourself if it meant you would be saved? Small Body is an ode to incompleteness. In the early 1900s, in a lagoon in northeast Italy, Agata, a young woman, gives birth for the first time. Her child is stillborn. Infants born dead cannot be baptised. Their souls are condemned to Limbo, nameless and without peace. And yet, the young woman

Would you be willing to let go of the most essential part of yourself if it meant you would be saved? Small Body is an ode to incompleteness. In the early 1900s, in a lagoon in northeast Italy, Agata, a young woman, gives birth for the first time. Her child is stillborn. Infants born dead cannot be baptised. Their souls are condemned to Limbo, nameless and without peace. And yet, the young woman hears about a place in the mountains in the north, a sanctuary where wise women can bring babies back to life for the duration of a single breath so that they can be baptised. Agata secretly leaves the island and undertakes a dangerous journey to the sanctuary, carrying her infant’s small body in a box.

Director Laura Samani

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Alternative title
Telesce (slovenian)
Small Body (english)
Production countries
Italy, France, Slovenia
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