26th San Antonio Film Festival Sept 16-20

Show Me What You Got

Expired September 21, 2020 2:00 AM
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Richly filmed in black and white on the cityscape of Los Angeles, three twenty-somethings come together, sparking with the restless energy of the French New Wave. Each member of the threesome is in transition: fun-loving Marcello from under the thumb of his Italian soap star father, soulful French-Iranian actor Nassim toward a more fulfilling career, and artist Christine through the grief following the death of her grandfather. But the frolicsome trio finds joy and release together—exploring their sexuality, joining political protests, making art, and falling deeper into their unconventional amour—until Marcello must return to Italy and their experience there threatens the delicate balance of their relationship.

  • Runtime
    1hr 36 min
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Los Angeles, CA; Director Biography - Svetlana Cvetko "Show Me What You Got" is the feature-film directorial debut of Svetlana Cvetko, who is renowned for her Cinematography work on a list of critically acclaimed documentaries, including OSCAR® Winner "Inside Job", OSCAR® Nominated "Facing Fear", the Cannes Official Selection "Red Army", and the Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Prize winning "Inequality For All". Short films Svetlana directed won awards such as the Grand Prix du Public in Films de Femmes and Best Documentary at the LA Shorts Festival. This year is already yielding two narrative feature films for Svetlana - "Show Me What You Got" and "Deadly Switch" (Netflix). Director Statement My deep love for a rebellious and experimental approach to production, visuals, dialogue and editing was my guiding inspiration for this film. Performing as both Director and DP, I tried to create a sense of living realism where the environments, as much as the performances, seep into our awareness and shape our emotions. I wanted the camera to feel like another character experiencing an intimacy with the actors, but also have an omnipotent perspective that steps back at some moments, guiding the audience along on this journey through an unpredictable reality. The result is a film world that breaks the traditional rules of filmmaking to accompany the spirit of characters that are rebelling against social norms.
  • Director
    Svetlana Cveko