Pic is a Badlands-influenced “kids on the run” flick. It’s clearly aimed at the scholastic cineaste crowd (Guy Lodge, Peter Debruge, Eric Kohn, David Fear, Alison Willmore) as well as free-thinking types like myself. It will premiere under the Horizon section of the 2020 Venice Film Festival (Wednesday, 9.2 through Saturday, 9.12).
Free the Yellow Cat trailer from the Indiewire cage! It needs to be free and find its own feet and be re-posted a thousand times!
You’ll notice that the music in the Yellow Cat trailer sounds awfully close to Carl Orff’s “Gassenhauer”, the theme for Terrence Malick’s afore-mentioned Badlands (’73). The same music (or a close facsimile) was adopted by Hans Zimmer for his score for Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino‘s True Romance (’93).
Boilerplate: Set in Kazakhstan, Yellow Cat is about criminally inclined Kermek (Azamat Nigmanov) and main squeeze Eva (Kamila Nugmanova) hoping to escape dark fate by building a cinema in the mountains.” Indiewire line: “Will Kermek’s love for 1960s French cinema icon Alain Delon, and particularly Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï, be strong enough to keep them away from crime gangs’ violent clutches?”