“Made of crystal and suppressed tears, shot eternally through windows and mirrors and half-closed doors, Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is a love story that starts at a trickle, swells gradually to a torrent, and finally bursts the banks of your heart. A beautiful film in every way, immaculately made, and featuring two pristine actresses glowing across rooms and tousled bedclothes at each other like beacons of tentative, unspoken hope, the film is based on a novel by “The Talented Mr Ripley” and “Strangers on a Train”‘s Patricia Highsmith. But “Carol” is not those stories, nor their filmic adaptations. It is not dark and it is not cutting. Instead it is an aching, pining film that layers the simplicity of this love affair with such strata of feeling that the story eventually becomes the essence of every affair, gay or straight, in which true, luminous love has been denied by circumstance. (…)” (Jessica Kiang, Indiewire)

Saturday, 05.12.2015 – 7.30 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Nina Hoss)

Theatrical release Germany: 17th December 2015



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OT: Carol, 2015
Country: USA
Production: Number 9 Films, Goldcrest Films, Killer Films, Film4, Studio Canal, Ingenious
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 118 min.
Language: English OV / German subtitles
World Sales: HanWay Films,
Distribution Germany: DCM,
Festivals: Cannes, Telluride, New York, Hamptons, BFI London, New Orleans, Adelaide, Vienna, Chicago, Austin, Hawaii etc.
Awards: Cannes Best Actress Rooney Mara, Cannes Queer Palm, Film Award of the Frankfurt Bookfair etc.