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Carol

Romance Drama


 

1950s New York, a shy young woman and a sophisticated older woman discover a mutual attraction after an encounter in a department store.

"Carol" proves to be as complicated as it is elegant, with a constrained mood that reflects the conservative social mores of the period. The central romance requires a discretion that is perfectly captured by the director in a series of seductively framed small moments. Every element is exquisite, from the refined costumes to the vintage period set details. The desire and longing between the two women is so palpable you can feel your own heart aching. Adulation.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 14th January 2016
118 mins