Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter give dazzling performances in Hans Canosas CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN. Playing unnamed characters Eckhart and Bonham Carter meet up at a New York City wedding and start flirting in a back room. Slowly it becomes evident that they have some kind of past together. As they consider spending the night in her hotel room -- and how that will affect their current lives -- secrets are revealed and futures are put in jeopardy. CONVERSATIONS is primarily a two-character drama an acting tour de force for Eckhart (ERIN BROCKOVICH THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING) and Bonham Carter (A ROOM WITH A VIEW THE WINGS OF A DOVE). Director Canosa (ALMA MATER) shot the film in dual frame shooting every scene with two cameras in order to capture different emotions and angles and then projects them in split screen. Thus the two frames sometimes show the same action from differing perspectives and other times the present can be seen on one screen and the past on the other (as well as an imagined past present or future). The split-screen-effect results in longer takes and stronger emotions allowing the audience inside the minds of these two not necessarily very likable characters. Gabrielle Zevins script is biting and cynical yet romantic giving depth to the man and the woman even though the film is just them talking for nearly an hour and a half. The soundtrack features compelling songs by Carla Bruni and Rilo Kiley.
EPK Featurette, Interview with Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart and Director Hans Canosa, Tell Your Story: elluride Film Festival 2005 (Hans Canosa and Kwesi Collisson. Why Split Screen?, Director's Demo with Directors Introduction, International Trailer
Release Date: 20 August 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Running Time: 80 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English