Anurag Kashyap's film That Girl in Yellow Boots, which I saw last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, is finally going to be released on September 2nd. Happily, it seems to have found distribution outside of India, too, in the US, in Europe, Turkey, Scandinavia, New Zealand -- but not here in Canada, unless something changes or some miracle happens.
This frustrates me to no end, that a film that was selected for TIFF, from a director that TIFF's co-director Cameron Bailey has called someone to watch and someone who's going to be "a very important filmmaker" is likely not getting distribution here. Yes, I've seen it, and yes, I'll get it on DVD when it comes out, but it's a film that needs to be seen in a cinema, and, dagnabbit, I wanted to see it again.
I suppose all that is a round-about way to get to the fact that they've made a new poster for the film:
Okay, more true confessions: I actually really loved the original posters for the film, which really did reflect the whole aesthetic of the film beautifully, and which were identifiably "Kashyap" in style. This one isn't. And I found myself a little taken aback by that at first.
But you know what? I really like this poster. It's bold, it's different from all previous Kashyap visuals, and it's very dramatic. That image of Kalki Koechlin at the centre in the splotch of black forces us to look right at her, to take her seriously, to pay attention to her. I'm also happy they removed that reference to "thriller", because if I had one quibble it was that. The film isn't strictly a thriller, though it uses elements of the thriller genre to great effect.
Oh. How gutted am I that it seems the film won't get distribution here in Canada? So very, very, very gutted. I will happily eat those words if it turns out I'm wrong.
For more on That Girl in Yellow Boots:
Website: That Girl in Yellow Boots