DIRECTOR: TODD HAYNES
CAST: ROONEY MARA, CATE BLANCHETT, KYLE CHANDLER, SARAH PAULSON
It starts at Frankenberg’s department store, and an exchange of glances between Carol and the girl behind the counter (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, both sublime), tangled up in fantasies of commercial acquisition and desire. What follows is maybe the best romance this century has produced, an agonizingly slow seduction where even shopping for and decorating a Christmas tree becomes an intensely erotic act.
Screening as a part of Holidays at Metrograph.