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SFFILM Festival

Something You Said Last Night

Directed by Luis De Filippis

Canada | 96

22 Apr
Sat, Apr 22 at 8:15 pm PT
23 Apr
Sun, Apr 23 at 4:30 pm


Luis De Filippis’s story of a one-week family vacation makes an indelible leap forward in the depiction of trans lives on screen. It also perfectly encapsulates the tensions that can arise from close proximity and overdetermined fun when paired with family dynamics. But above all, the film presents a loving and accepting foursome where Canadian-Italian matriarch Mona’s boisterous energy exasperates her daughters. Renata is older, comfortable with her trans identity amid supportive parents, yet still finding her place in the world while Siena likes a good party with boys. Their dad, Guido, just wants to relax by the lake with a beer or two. Over these seven days, secrets will be aired, tears will be shed, hair will be braided, and hangovers will be endured–small but poignant moments perfectly rendered by De Filippis in her memorable debut.

Director Luis De Filippis

Canadian-Italian filmmaker Luis De Filippis previously made the short For Nonna Anna (2017), which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Emerging Canadian Artist Award at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Her first feature, Something You Said Last Night, won the Changemaker Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the IFFR Youth Jury Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Sebastiane Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Film Details

Language English, Italian

Year 2022

Premiere US

Runtime 96

Country Canada, Switzerland

Director Luis De Filippis

Executive Producer Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Adams, Jennifer Konawal, Jeremy Smith, Omar Chalabi, Charlie Hidalgo

Producer Jessica Adams, Michael Graf, Harry Cherniak, Rhea Plangg, Michela Pini, Luis De Filippis

Writer Luis De Filippis

Editor Noemi Preiswerk

Cinematographer Norm Li

Music Ella Van Der Woude

Cast Carmen Madonia, Ramona Milano, Paige Evans

Closed Captions Closed Captions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently confirmed and will be updated. For any questions about accessibility at SFFILM Events, please email ADA@SFFilm.org.