In an archaic Christian world, a mother fights for the soul of her child. An impressive, poetic debut about a woman’s self-determination. Friuli around 1900. Agata’s baby is stillborn. Despite all the young mother’s pleas, the priest refuses to allow the unbaptized baby to be buried in the village cemetery. Agata rebels against the tradition. Hiding her dead infant in a box, she sets out on a journey to a place in the mountains, where stillborn children are supposed to be brought back to life for the duration of a single breath. On the way, she meets Lynx, who offers to help her. An adventure begins, at whose end stands the hope of a miracle.
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After philosophy and literature, LAURA SAMANI (*1989) went on to study film direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
France, Italy, Slovenia
OV with German subtitles
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