"SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT"
wins as best film at 65th Taormina Film Festival
The 65th edition of the Taormina Film Fest concludes, which, with 78 films scheduled representing 24 different countries, has been a great success with audiences and critics. The feature-length jury, composed of Oliver Stone, André Aciman, Carlo Siliotto, Paolo Genovese, Elisa Bonora, Carolina Crescentini and Julia Ormond awarded, in the magical setting of the ancient theater, the CARIDDI D'ORO AWARD for the BEST FILM to Show Me What You Got, by director Svetlana Cvetko.
Executive Produced by Phillip Noyce & Sergey Sarkisov, Show Me What You Got marks the directorial debut for the already acclaimed Director of Photography Svetlana Cvetko, renowned for her work in a long list of critically acclaimed documentaries, including: Oscar® winner Inside Job, Oscar® nominated Facing Fear, Red Army in the official selection of Cannes, and Inequality For All which won the Special Jury Prize for Best US Documentary at Sundance.
Show Me What You Got won over the festival jury with a story that explores the lives of Christine, Nassim and Marcello who, after they met by chance, become a part of each other. They explore their sexuality with absolute freedom through a polyamorous relationship in a journey between Los Angeles and Italy. Each of them struggles to prove their worth to their families, to themselves and to the world around them. The film examines the profound effect that strangers can have on each other's lives and how the unpredictable circumstances of events can radically change the course of a lifetime.
The film has the participation of a group of Italian actors, Cristina Rambaldi (a talented dancer, actress and granddaughter of Carlo Rambaldi, the master of special effects, three-time Oscar® winner for the creation of creatures such as ET and Alien), the newcomer Mattia Minasi, Pietro Genuardi (known for being one of the protagonists in Centovetrine for 14 years and recently in the films The Destiny of Men and Brave Girls by Michela Andreozzi) Giusy Frallonardo (esteemed for her work in TV series as Incantesimo and Giovanni Falcone, and co-creator of the famous theatrical show Hell in the Cave), Neyssan Falahi and the winner of two César awards, Anne Brochet.
The soundtrack of the film was composed by Eric Avery, founding bassist of Jane's Addiction and currently touring with the band Garbage.
The film was Produced by David Scott Smith of Double Take Pictures, Inc. & Nick Sarkisov of Blitz Films and co-produced by Isabella Roberto of Purple Road Pictures.