Acclaimed Hindi film director Anurag Kashyap is reportedly ‘on top of the world’ following the news that his latest film, That Girl in Yellow Boots has been selected to screen at the 67th Venice Film Festival, which will take place between 1 and 11 September this year.
That Girl in Yellow Boots will screen at the prestigious festival in the Out-Of-Competition section – a showcase for films by established directors who have already participated in previous editions of the Venice Film Festival.
That Girl in Yellow Boots is a thriller that follows Ruth’s search for her father. Struggling to find independence in the alien city of Mumbai, she is driven to take a job in a massage parlour as she continues the quest to find the man she hardly knew, but can’t forget. Written by Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin, the film is co-produced by the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC). Kashyap is helming the project as director while Koechlin stars as Ruth. Also appearing are Naseeruddin Shah, Prashant Prakash, Gulshan Devaiya, Shivkumar Subramaniam, Divya Jagdale, Kumud Mishra and Kartik Krishnan.
A reportedly ecstatic 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”.
The film will also screen as part of the upcoming annual Toronto International Film Festival.