SOMETHING YOU SAID LAST NIGHT (TIFF 2022) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Trans writer/director Luis de Filippis’ Something You Said Last Night stars trans actor Carmen Madonia in her onscreen and feature film debut. The story, which is a very personal one to de Filippis, centers on twenty-something aspiring writer Ren (Madonia). Ren struggles with the balance between embracing comfort from her loving but overbearing parents, and stepping into her own independence and autonomy. It is a film with quiet assurance, filled with kindness, even in its most awkward moments. As such, and as a story devoid of tragedy or high drama around the trans experience, it is a welcome addition to queer cinema.

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