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WITH OTHER WOMEN
USA: Fabrication Films
UK: Revelations Films
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart, Nora Zehetner, Erik Eidem, Olivia Wilde, Thomas Lennon, Cerina Vincent, Brian Geraghty, Brianna Brown, Philip Littell, Yury Tsykun, Hadley Dion, Will Carter, Madison Davenport, Rozanne Sher, Emily Fernandez, Jennifer Herzog, Veronica Reyes
Director: Hans Canosa
Countries: UK / USA
USA & UK: 84 mins
USA Rated: R for language and sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex
USA Release Date: 11 August 2006 (Limited Release - New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco)
UK Release Date: 18 May 2007 (Limited Release)
The dramatic feature film CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN tells the compelling story of a couple, played by Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart, whose reunion at a wedding reception ignites a mysterious attraction for each other that is deeper and more emotionally perilous than they are willing to admit.
At a New York City wedding reception two guests, seemingly strangers, become entangled in a sexually charged battle of wits. But as the night carries on in a cigarette smoke haze, the nameless couple's repartee deepens to reveal the passion of their two decades past love affair. Escaping the party for a hotel room, the two are soon gripped by their mutual past and the individual choices that lead them to the present.
Unfolding entirely in split-screen, director Hans Canosa's feature debut is an unconventional and poignant love story. It was shot, and will be screened in "split screen," a unique method that intimately tells this personal story. Director Hans Canosa developed this technique to more effectively convey the emotional journey of the two main characters simultaneously. Two cameras were used for every scene and take, resulting in an advanced split-screen effect in the theater.
The two-camera system presented an unprecedented challenge to the actors during production. Unlike traditionally shot and cut films, the actors knew that all moments of a take could end up on screen, and thus 'acted through' every take. The acting adage 'in the moment' was constantly demanded of the actors as they created these beautiful and vulnerable characters. The resulting split screen film presents the actors' work in the way musicians play in a duet, with action, dialogue and reaction running on both sides of the frame in real time. The movie represents two remarkable achievements in screen acting.