Something You Said Last Night directed by Luis De Filippis/Canada/Switzerland/2022/96:00min
Ren, an aspiring writer and mid-twenty-something, accompanies her parents, Mona and Guido, and her younger sister, Siena, on a beach resort holiday in cottage country. As Ren navigates the resort, she struggles to cope with her parents’ loving yet overbearing nature, and tries to balance the yearning for independence with the comfort of being taken care of. The realities of being a stunted millennial and a trans woman coalesce in Ren not wanting to be perceived as a burden, yet looming in the back of Ren’s mind is the secret of her recent dismissal from work, and that once the holiday is over, she will need to rely even more on her family’s support. Winner of TIFF’s Next Wave’s Change Maker Award, honoring films that elevate voices and issues of social change.
“With a young visionary behind the camera, trans cinema is finally in the right hands.” – Jude Dry, IndieWire News.