This 14-minute short from Rodrigo Garcia‘s Nine Lives (’05) is one of the most emotionally affecting two-handers I’ve ever seen in my life. I get what Robin Wright (married at the time to Sean Penn) is feeling in this thing; ditto her ex-lover Jason Isaacs. I know exactly what this kind of relationship is (I’ve been there) and these two nail it cold. I talked to Penn about this at a Spirit Awards presentation eight or nine years ago, and he said they shot it seven or eight times (or more…I forget) and finally got it right on the last take. It’s brilliant…perfect…please watch.