The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief

Eddie Redmayne as Gordy and Kristen Stewart as Martine in THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF. Credit: Eric Lee / Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008/2010)

Opened: 02/26/2010 Limited


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Genre: Drama

Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, some violence, language and thematic elements


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) is an ex-convict, just released from prison after serving six years for manslaughter and now adrift in a world of new freedoms and responsibilities. Finding initial difficulties in reconciling himself to a troubled past, Brett crosses paths with lonely and troubled teenager Martine (Kristen Stewart) and her new 'ride' Gordy (Eddie Redmayne). The trio head out in the same car and direction--Martine to cut loose and get away from her family, Gordy to get closer to Martine, and Brett, who must decide whether he wants to return to his troubled past and an uncertainty with May (Maria Bello), the woman he left behind.

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.