Intriguing... A film that will delight. 4 stars - Film Review Smart and sharp swinging between tender, provocative and funny and the lasting impact lingers with bitter sweetness. - Easy Living Conversations With Other Women tells the compelling story of a couple 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. The dramatic feature film Conversations With Other Women stars Academy Award© and Golden Globe nominee Helena Bonham Carter (Tim Burton s The Corpse Bride, Wallace & Gromit, The Wings of The Dove, Fight Club, Tim Burton s Planet of The Apes, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Independent Spirit Award winner and Golden Globe Nominee Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking, In The Company of Men, Paycheck, Erin Brockovich). Produced by GordonStreet Pictures Ram Bergman (Brick, Relative Strangers, Nomad), Bill McCutchen (Southie, Gravedancers), and Kerry Barden, and executive produced by Kjehl Rasmussen, Glen Reynolds, Kwesi Collisson, and Mark R. Harris (Crash, Gods and Monsters) Conversations With Other Women was written by author Gabrielle Zevin ( Margarettown: A Novel Elsewhere ) and directed by Hans Canosa. SPECIAL FEATURES EPK Featurette, Interview with Helena Bonham Carter,, Aaron Eckhart, 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, Selected Scene, Photo Gallery
Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter give dazzling performances in Hans Canosa's 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 Zevin's 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.