Sundance Preview: The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief seems like a very odd film, but I am a least interested. I mean hey, this is Sundance, I am interested in everything playing here this week. It stars Maria Bello and William Hurt. Check out the full preview, with photos, below.

Director: Udayan Prasad
Screenwriter: Erin Dignam

U.S.A, 2007, 102 min., Color, 35mm

Synopsis: One lazy afternoon in a backwater Louisiana town, Martine takes a leap into an unfamiliar convertible. The driver, Gordy, an awkward young itinerant who eyed her in the diner earlier, isn’t displeased to find this pretty sylph in his front seat. Soon they meet Brett, a laconic, humble man just released from prison. Martine isn’t keen on going solo with Gordy, and now it’s raining cats and dogs, so she invites Brett along, and the unlikely trio sets out, each one unsure of the destination. What ensues is a journey through the lush green byways of rural Louisiana and into the depths of these characters’ souls.

Naturally the strangers are suspicious of each other, but each passing mile gives them chances to prove their trustworthiness. As they tell personal stories, the sense of danger dissolves, and the narrative threads of their past gradually engender mutual appreciation and delicately interwoven fates. As they roll into New Orleans, the powerful secrets Brett uncoils steers the makeshift family toward profound love and second chances.

Take a look at two shots from the film below:

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