WFFA: Small Body

Oct 11th - Oct 11th 2022 |
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|
€9 |

Set in north-eastern Italy, Laura Samani’s feature debut follows a grieving mother on an impossible journey to safe the soul of her stillborn daughter.

 

In an isolated island community at the beginning of the 20th century, Agate gives birth to a little girl; sleeping. Terrified that her child will forever drift in spiritual limbo, she flees husband and family, with her baby’s body, embarking on a desperate, dangerous journey to the mountains, where there may be someone somewhere who can perform a miracle.

With its thoughtful tone, dark and enchanting atmosphere, and skilful pacing this feels like a Gothic fairy tale.  At times breathtakingly beautiful, making great use of its Friuli Venezia settings, this is a captivating, remarkably assured debut.

 

 

Date: Tuesday October 11th,2022

Time: 7.30p

Tickets:€9/7.50

 

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Director: Laura Samani

Running Time: 89 minutes, Italy, France, Slovenia, 2021, CLUB

Festivals:

Dublin International Film Festival 2022

BFI London Film Festival 2021

Toronto International Film Festival 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021

Awards:

Winner – Best Director, Dublin Film Critics Circle Award: Dublin International Film Festival 2022

 

‘’ ★★★★★ 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.’Tara Brady, The Irish Times

 

‘’ ★★★★ …Samani’s film-making language has consistency and urgency, and there is an interesting streak of atheism that goes alongside this movie’s spiritual aura.’’– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

 

 

‘’ ★★★★ With its colour palette of mossy greens, terracotta and earth tones, and its matter-of-fact approach to themes of folklore and mysticism, this gorgeous first feature from Italian director Laura Samani is as enchanting as it is unusual.’’

-Wendy Ide, The Observer (UK)

 

 

 

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