And While We Were Here

Synopsis: While working on a writing project on the island of Ischia, a married woman (Bosworth) enters into an affair with a younger man.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kat Coiro
Production: Well Go USA
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min


It's okay.

It's okay, it's okay, it's okay.

Let me help you with that.

I'm looking for the concert hall.

I think we may drive right by it.

There it is!

Very funny.

I think it's gonna be good...

us being here.



I can't find my wallet.

Put it in your suitcase?

No. It's not in my suitcase.

Why would I put it in my suitcase?

Well, it's got to be somewhere.

Maybe it's in the car.

Thank you.

She's lost her purse. Her purse.

Will you just give her a minute?

All right, okay, okay, okay, okay.

When did you have it last?

The train station, I think.

The exchange booth.

- Shit.

- Oh, Janey, I'm sorry.

That bastard at the train

station stole it...

when you dropped all your stuff.

This is 170, not 70.

- Where do we need to go?

- We need 70.

Here we go.

Is this it?

I think so.

It's nice.

Yes, I have her credit card numbers

on file in my computer.

Yes, I have them here.

Okay, 5-5-3-3...






Expires 12-15.

No, she'll definitely need another card

sent out immediately.

We're here for two weeks.

No, I'm working here.

Yes, I'll hold.

You love how they ask?

As if I have a choice.

Do you know what I'm gonna try

to do while I'm here?

Besides learn Italian?

I don't know why you think

that's so ridiculous.

I don't at all.

I admire you. I just think

it's too late for me.

That's not true.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

And besides, what's the point?

The whole bloody world speaks English.

Well, I...

am going to finally

transcribe the tapes.


All right.


Well, if you can see it through to the end,

I think that's wonderful.

What does that mean?



I think it's a fantastic idea, Jane.

I always have. You know that.

That didn't sound very supportive.

You have my support.

I'm sorry if that came out wrong.

I just know how emotional

listening to them can be...

has been for you.

I think enough time has passed.

Well, that's great.

Why do you think he killed himself?


David Foster Wallace.

I don't know.

You can't get a sense by his writing?

You'll have to read it

when I'm done, darling.

Do you think he recognized a blank infinity

just stretching out?

He got to this point, maybe, where...

it was just day after day after day.

- I really don't know, Jane.

- Just so tedious.

And then of course, he felt guilty.

Most people think life is too short,

and there he was...

- all the talent in the world and it wasn't enough.

-Jane, can I.

Can we not talk about this?

It's just a bit morbid.

Love you.

Love you, too.

Do you feel all right?

- You feel okay?

- Yeah.

You sure?


Are you sure you won't come with?

You'll be so busy.

Might get boring all alone.

I think someone should be here

in case the card is delivered.


And then I think I might go out,

see what the world has to offer.

Well, if you do, leave

me a message, okay?

So I can worry about you.


I've left you some money here.

Thank you.

- I'll see you later.

- Have a good day.

Testing. Testing. Okay.

Do you have any stories for my book?

What kind of stories?

Stories that you've prepared.

Or I can ask from a list of stories

that Dad told me about?

Go ahead and ask from your father's list,

God rest his soul.

Let's start with the war.

We went into an air raid shelter.

My mother, your great-grandmother...

she was shaking.

The sirens wailed and...

then there was the sound of a bomb,

and the man next to us...

he said, "I was in a shelter last night

with my wife and my little boy...

and half of it got blown away."

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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