DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes STARRING: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Kevin Crowley, Nik Pajic USA/UK 2015
Todd Haynes is a genius, a visionary in filmmaking. The way he portrays emotions are quite outstanding, we don’t even know what to expect, the level of engagement is high and the tension between the characters and the audience is so damn irresistible. Carol is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, and follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Carol Aird (Cate Blanchet) and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) are remarkably different, but their connection is intense and charming, a story about love and loss. Carol is beautifully humane, full of details, we can even say that the whole movie direction, the exquisite cinematography along with soundtrack it really almost convinces you that you are in 1950s New York. If you’re looking for a romance, this should be your mandatory pick.