The Sleeping Saint by Laura Samani

Giacomina is twelve, chosen as guardian of Saint Achillea for the annual procession. It would be the most beautiful day, but her best friend is founded in a state of seeming death, though the body is still warm. While the village is hailing it as a miracle, walking in procession with the girl instead of the statue, Giacomina is the only one wondering if everything is really lost.

About The Author

Laura Samani was born in 1989 in Trieste. She holds a BA in Cinema and Communication Studies at the University of Pisa. She graduated at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma, in directing class. Her graduation short movie THE SLEEPING SAINT (2016) premiered at Cannes Cinéfondation. Since then, it has gained international acclaim and awards in several international festivals. Her first feature film SMALL BODY (2021) premiered at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and was selected at Toronto IFF, BFI London Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival and won the Audience Award in Annecy Film Festival.


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