Director Kat Coiro is on a roll when it comes to directing feature films. Her latest offering, “And While We Were Here” hit the festival circuit in 2012, and since then, Coiro’s completed two additional features (“Departure Date” and “A Case of You“). And the trailer for “And While We Were Here” has landed with some interesting changes since we first saw it.
The film tells the story of a woman (Kate Bosworth) who finds love with a younger man (Jamie Blackley) while on an Italian vacation with her husband (Iddo Goldberg). The trailer desperately wants you to see the film through the lens of the great Italian directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni, with long walks near the water, reflective close-ups, and a thrilling ride on a Vespa. At the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Playlist writer Gabe Toro gave it a “B+” calling it “an affecting romance between a woman caught between two worlds.”
A surprising element seen in the trailer is the vibrant color of the film. Why is that surprising, you ask? If you read our review from Tribeca, you’ll notice a mention about the picture’s presentation “in gorgeous black and white.” Yes, somewhere along the way the filmmaker decided to forsake the original black and white for a full-colored film. Why the choice was made is unknown, and whether this changes the overall effect of the movie remains to be seen.
You can watch “And While We Were Here” starting August 13th when it’s available on VOD, or you can see it in theaters September 13th. [Film School Rejects]