People We Love 2015: Creators of Carol

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People We Love 2015: Creators of Carol

Marital dysfunction in the 1950s is not new territory for director Todd Haynes, who has previously visited the subject with Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven and Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce. But each visit improves on the last, and his new film Carol follows suit. The tale follows a young woman played by Rooney Mara, whose work in the film earned her a tie for the Best Actress award at Cannes. In 1952, she begins a lesbian relationship with an older woman, played by a smoldering Cate Blanchett. What follows is a delicious tableau of cigarettes, jazz, gowns, romance and tears which reminds audiences that women were finding ways make love to one another long before The L Word.

Last modified: October 22, 2018