Staring production way back in the fall of 2010, it has been a long time coming for Nick Cassavetes‘ drug drama “Yellow,” but it’s now headed to TIFF and a strong handful of images have arrived, though curiously, aside from Sienna Miller, not much is seen of the extended ensemble.
So who else is in this? How about: Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, David Morse, Lucy Punch, Max Theoriot, Riley Keough, Daveigh Chase, Heather Wahlquist and Melanie Griffith. Like we said, that’s one helluva group of people. Here’s the official synopsis: Nick Cassavetes’ seminal work, Yellow, is a searing take on modern society and the demands it makes on people. Centered on Mary Holmes, a young woman who has a difficult time feeling things, and swallowing twenty Vicodin a day doesn’t help. We enter her hallucinatory world, peopled with Busby Berkeley dancers, Cirque du Soleil, Circus freaks, and human farm animals where nothing is quite what it seems.
Certainly some of those surreal elements can be witnessed and this is nothing if not ambitious. No distributors on board this one yet, but after the World Premiere at TIFF, we shall see.