Yellow Handkerchief, The (2008) - Synopsis
A love story at its core, THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF is about three strangers of two generations bound by loneliness who reach out to one another. After embarking on a road trip through post Katrina Louisiana, their relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances. Brett Hanson (William Hurt) dealing with a painful past, crosses paths with a lonely and troubled teenager Martine (Kristen Stewart) and her new ‘ride’ Gordy (Eddie Redmayne). The trio head out together, each motivated by reasons of their own. Martine yearns to escape her family, Gordy hopes to get closer to Martine and Brett must decide whether he wants to return to the uncertainty of the life and the woman he left behind, his ex-wife May (Maria Bello). A deeply humanistic and emotionally rich film, THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF is directed by Udayan Prasad (MY SON THE FANATIC). Produced by six time Academy Award® winner Arthur Cohn (THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER). THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF stars Academy Award® winner William Hurt, Golden Globe® 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.