MUMBAI: That Girl in Yellow Boots, a Hindi thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap and co-produced by National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) has been selected for the esteemed 67th Venice Film Festival.
The film will be screened under Out-of-Competition section. Under this section important works by directors already established in previous editions of the Festival are showcased. The festival will take place from 1 – 11 September 2010 at Venice Lido.
As was previously reported by Businessofcinema.com, That Girl in Yellow Boots will also be screened at the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film will have its North American Premiere under Special Presentations.
That Girl in Yellow Boots is a thriller tracing Ruth’s (Kalki Koechlin) search for her father – a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Desperation drives her to work without a permit, at a massage parlour. Torn between several schisms, Mumbai becomes the alien but yet strangely familiar backdrop for Ruth’s quest. She struggles to find her independence and space even as she is sucked deeper into the labyrinthine politics of the city’s underbelly. A city that feeds on her misery, a love that eludes her and above all, a devastating truth that she must encounter. And everyone wants a piece of her.
The movie stars Kalki Koechlin as Ruth along with Naseeruddin Shah, Prashant Prakash, Gulshan Devaiya, Shivkumar Subramaniam, Divya Jagdale, Kumud Mishra and Kartik Krishnan amongst others. The movie is written by Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin. Music of the film is by Naren Chandavarkar and the cinematography is by Rajeev Ravi.
Kashyap said, “I am on top of the world. Thank you NFDC to pull the project out of post production limbo and completing it. I would also like to thank Ronnie Screwvala, Sanjay Singh and Sikhya Entertainment for lending me the money and unconditional support.”