Encore Screening! Mon, Nov 15 at 7:15
Monday, November 15, 2010 - 7:15pm
Hindi / English
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DIRECTOR ANURAG KASHYAP PRESENT!
Tim Russell, well-known film & entertainment critic and cast member of A Prairie Home Companion (often called the Man of a Thousand Voices), announced to be Opening Night Master of Ceremonies!
A groundbreaking Indian film that earned rave reviews at both the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, will kick off the Minneapolis-St. Paul Asian Film Festival on November 3rd at St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis. From critically acclaimed writer/director Anurag Kashyap, "That Girl in Yellow Boots" tells the story of Ruth (played by co-writer, Kalki Koechlin), a young woman from Brighton (ENGLAND) who travels to the bustling city of Mumbai (INDIA) in search of her long lost Indian father. But Ruth's search soon takes her down a dark path as she becomes entangled in the seedy underside of life in Mumbai.
Nearly broke, and following a series of less than pleasant encounters with a host of unsavory characters, she is forced to work at a massage parlor which offers sexual favors to its clientele. The films narrative unfolds with twists and turns around every corner, (meaning no viewer will find this film "predictable") and ultimately, Ruth must confront the explosive truth about her father, the only man, she believes, truly loves her. The movie's unflinching and unforgiving look at sex, violence, drugs, and incest (a forbidden topic in India) offers a stark contrast to the cheerful and glossy Bollywood films that people have come to expect from Indian cinema today.
Marissa Bronfman, a critic for the influential blog The Huffington Post, calls "That Girl", "another example of a film breaking ground in Indian cinema, one that doesn't rely on a sexy star and a popular soundtrack, but instead seeks to share stories with audiences that are real, difficult and often times uncomfortable."
About Anurag Kashyap
Film director, producer, screenwriter and actor Anurag Kashyap was born September 10, 1972. Within the past five years, Anurag Kashyap has become the face of the avant-garde Hindi cinema in India in its many facets. As a director he is known for Black Friday
(2004), the controversial award-winning Hindi film on the 1993 Bombay bombings, followed by No Smoking
(2007), Dev D
(2009) and Gulaal
(2009). As a screenwriter, he wrote the award-winning Satya (
1998). In 2000, he made his short film Last Train to Mahakali
. His feature film debut Black Friday
won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005) and was a nominee for the Golden Leopard (Best Film) at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival (2004). Kahsyap served on the jury of the Venice film festival last year. (Uma da Cunha, Editor & Publisher, Film India Worldwide