Small Body (Piccolo corpo)

Directed by Laura Samani
Country:
Italy, France, Slovenia
Year:
2021
Certificate:
CLUB

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Celeste Cescutti leads a parochial cast that is largely unprofessional, with a fierce performance that bosses and grounds the film’s magic realist themes. Don’t miss it.” The Irish Times

In an isolated island community at the beginning of the 20th century, Agate gives birth to a little girl; but the baby is not for this life.

Terrified that her child will forever drift in spiritual limbo, Agate flees her husband and family with her baby’s body, embarking on a dangerous journey to the mountains, where there may be someone somewhere who can perform a miracle.

Set in north-eastern Italy and not released in Irish cinemas, access CINEMA's exclusive screenings provide an opportunity to experience Laura Samani's thoughtful, captivating and breathtakingly beautiful feature debut.


PREVIOUSLY SCREENED AT:

Clonakilty Film Club

Droichead Arts Centre

Galway Film Society

Garter Lane Arts Centre

Pavilion Theatre

Riverbank Arts Centre

The Linenhall Arts Centre

The Millbank Theatre

The Source Arts Centre