Carol (2015)

  • Director – Todd Haynes
  • Starring – Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler & Sarah Paulson
  • Writer – Phyliss Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel)
  • Year – 2015
  • Running Time – 118 mins

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Love comes in many different ways. It can be instantaneous, gradual or familiar, though when it arrives, is almost always surprising. Love is also often complicated and after the initial surprise and the elation settles, there are often barriers to overcome, struggles to surpass and it can feel like the world is conspiring to keep you apart.

This is true in Carol, the latest film by Todd Hyanes, based on the seminal novel by Patricia Highsmith, which tells a complicated and in 1950s New York, an unconventional and misunderstood love story about truth in the face of conflict.

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