Well Go U.S.A. will take a break on Nov. 19 from its noted DVD and Blu-ray releases of big-budget, lavish and action-laced film product offerings from the Asian market for a more intimate romantic drama from writer/director Kat Coiro.
Titled And While We Were Here, the film made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April of last year, took a short tour of the European festival circuit and will be getting a limited (major metro) theatrical push from Well Go U.S.A. on Sept. 13. It is being platformed to market quite nicely (looking for reviews and buzz) before arriving in the home entertainment market place on both DVD and Blu-ray.
Set in Naples, Italy, we are introduced to Jane (Kate Bosworth) and her world-renown viola virtuoso husband, Leonard (Iddo Goldberg — Defiance, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), who is there for concert rehearsals. From the get-go there is a coolness to their relationship … it’s too formal; there’s an aloofness from him that is somewhat chilling.
We learn of their marriage through a backstory, which seems to suggest that it is a marriage of arrangement and although Leonard may care deeply for Jane, he is, sadly, unable to express that love.
So while he gets into his work — coldly — she is left to wander the streets of Naples, which sparks a side trip to the nearby island of Ischia and a chance meeting with a man/boy named Caleb (Jamie Blackley — Snow White and the Huntsman, We Are the Freaks). Caleb is counterpoint to Leonard. He is young, vibrant, playful, funny … and very interested in the beautiful and lonely “older” woman.
A romantic liaison ensues that will play out in bittersweet fashion in the third act … with tips and homages along the way to other films that have used the cobblestone streets of Naples as their romantic backdrop.
And While We Were Here will have two viewing options on both DVD and Blu-ray SKUs — shot in color, filmmaker Kat Coiro choose to render the final festival version in black and white. Consumers can select from either the color or black and white presentations.
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