September 13, 2013

And While We Were Here (2012)

And While We Were Here (2012) - New Movie Review
Directed by: Kat Coiro
Country: USA

Movie Review: Actress Kat Coiro seems focused on film direction, since three of her films were released in the last couple of years. “And While We Were Here” tells the story of Jane (Kate Bosworth) who moves to Ischia Island with her violinist husband, Leonard (Iddo Goldberg). While he is working in Naples, she wanders around the city listening to a tape, which contains her grandmother’s voice talking about life in wartime. When looking for Aragonese castle, Jane bumps into Caleb (Jamie Blackley), a much younger man with whom she will start an amorous relationship. The talkative and seductive Caleb slowly awakes in Jane a sense of adventure that was lost a long time ago. Jane’s immediate openness not always seemed truthful, but the film overcomes this aspect by giving us sufficient hints to understand her attitude. It is a wordy film in its first part, and I was afraid that Coiro had followed the same path of the Linklater’s trilogy. But fortunately, this didn’t happen, and as the time passes, “And While We Were Here” becomes more active and more restrained in words. Despite the familiarity of the marital crisis and search for oneself, this journey of necessary life change can be followed quietly in its quietude through the reserved and gentle style together with alluring landscapes in the background.

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