Best Narrative Feature Tribeca Film Fest
"A gossamer tale of ruined love and liberation... An homage to neorealism, the French New Wave and the cinematic power of faces" Variety
"[A] relationship drama that makes the most of the luminous beauty of both its star and the locations of Naples and the island of Ischia" Hollywood Reporter
In this tightly crafted relationship drama, Jane (Kate Bosworth) accompanies her husband Leonard (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip to Naples. She is a writer who is also searching for something more from her life, as the uncomfortable silence between them is growing in their troubled marriage. Jane, left alone most days, wanders the streets listening to tapes she made of interviews with her grandmother, seeking inspiration to finish a memoir based on the old recordings (voiced by Claire Bloom). Facing writer's block, she takes a day trip to stunning Ischia, where she meets Caleb (Jamie Blackley), a young American leading a hermetic life on the island. As the two embark on an unlikely emotional affair, Jane must decide where her passions will take her.
Writer/director Kat Coiro (Life Happens) draws out brilliant performances from her cast and the vibrant color of And While We Were Here imbues the film with a rich sense of both nostalgia and honesty, in this affecting romance about a woman caught between two worlds.