FNE at Cannes 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Cannes’ Critics Week

    Small Body by Laura Samani Small Body by Laura Samani

    CANNES: The Slovenian minority coproduction Small Body by Laura Samani and the Romanian short fiction film Intercom 15 by Andrei Epure will have their world premieres at the 60th edition of Cannes’ sidebar section Critics Week, set to take place 7-15 July 2021.

    Both films have been selected for the competition.

    Set in Italy in 1900, Small Body focuses on a young woman (Celeste Cescutti) whose child is stillborn and who travels to a mysterious place in the mountains where infants can be brought to life for just one breath to be baptised. Danijel Hočevar is the coproducer through Slovenia’s Vertigo.

    The 22-minute short film Intercom 15, produced by Saga Film, follows the reactions of some residents who discover an unconscious woman lying in front of their building. The cast includes Cosmina Stratan, Mihaela Sîrbu, Ana Ciontea and Ozana Oancea.

    As previously announced, the Romanian helmer Cristian Mungiu will preside over the Critics Week jury and Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a member of the jury.

    Click HERE for the full selection of the Critics Week.

    Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Critics Week:

    Feature Films:

    Small Body / Piccolo corpo (Italy, France, Slovenia)
    Directed by Laura Samani
    Produced by Nefertiti Film (IT)
    Coproduced by Tomsa Films (FR), Vertigo (SI)
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre

    Short Films:

    Intercom 15 / Interfon 15 (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Epure
    Produced by Saga Film