While We Were Here
Directed by Kat Coiro
Kate Bosworth stars in this block & white homage to the great Italian cinema of old, albeit one that’s shaped around a story more evocative of early Polanski more than anything else. A contemporary thing, While We Were Here finds Bosworth as a young bride in a dying marriage who travels to Naples for work with her husband. On a day-trip to a nearby island, she encounters a mysterious American man with whom she forms an emotional connection that’s both immediate and impossible. Lush monochromatic cinematography and taut performances could elevate Kat Cairo’s second feature beyond its obvious pleasures as travel porn.