A love story at its core, THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF is about three strangers of two generations who embark on a road trip through post Katrina Louisiana. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances at life and love.
Brett Hanson (William Hurt) dealing with a painful past, crosses paths with Martine (Kristen Stewart), a troubled teenager ,and her new `ride' Gordy (Eddie Redmayne). The trio head out together, each motivated by his/her own reasons: Brett must decide whether he wants to return to the uncertainty of his life and his ex-wife May (Maria Bello) for whom he longs, Martine yearns to escape her family and Gordy hopes to get close to her.
A deeply humanistic and emotionally rich film, THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF is directed by Udayan Prasad (MY SON THE FANATIC). Produced by six-time Academy Awardr winner Arthur Cohn (THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI- CONTINIS, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER), THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF stars Academy Awardr winner William Hurt, Golden Glober nominee Maria Bello, TWILIGHT star Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne (THE GOOD SHEPHERD). The film is loosely based on a short story by renowned writer Pete Hamill.
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