Something You Said Last Night

  • In theatres6. July 2023
  • Production year2022
  • CountryCanada, Switzerland
  • Length96
  • LanguageOV/de,fr,it
  • ProductionJA Productions, Cinédokké Sagl
  • DirectorLuis De Filippis
  • CastCarmen Madonia, Ramona Milano, Paige Evans, Joey Parro, Augustus Oicle, Mi'de Woon-A-Tai
  • Age restrictiontba
  • Festivals
    TIFF Discovery & Next Waves Selects - Changemaker Award
    SSIFF New Directors
    ZFF Feature Film Competition
    Solothurner Filmtage - Panorama


Ren, who is in her mid-twenties, goes on holiday with her Italian-Canadian parents and her younger sister Siena. Her family doesn’t know that she recently lost her job. Ren tries to find her way around the beach resort, which is geared towards retirees, and to escape her parents’ loving but overprotective ways, while her sister keeps the family on their toes with her rebellious outbursts. Knowing that Ren will be even more dependent on her parents’ support after the holidays, the resort house feels more and more confining.

In this refreshingly cliché-free film, writer-director Luis De Filippis tells of vibrant family dynamics and explores a Millennial’s conflicted desire to be independent yet cared for. While the film perfectly captures the tenor of a summer holiday where sunshine, watered-down booze, boredom and awkwardness are standard, there is an underlying sense of the slight unease that afflicts Ren as a trans woman in a conservative resort. Beyond melodramatic stereotypes, De Filippis and her team show us a world that authentically represents the trans experience.

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Special Screenings

25.09.22 | 20:45
Zürich, Kosmos
Premiere am Zürich Film Festival in Anwesenheit von Luis De Filippis (Regie), Carmen Madonia (Cast), Paige Evans (Cast)
26.09.22 | 15:15
Zürich, Kosmos
Specialscreening am Zürich Film Festival in Anwesenheit von Luis De Filippis (Regie), Carmen Madonia (Cast), Paige Evans (Cast)
19.01.23 | 10:00
Solothurn, Kino Palace
Screening at the Solothurner Filmtage
23.01.23 | 17:15
Screening at the Solothurner Filmtage