GB, US 2015, D Todd Haynes, SC Phyllis Nagy based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, K Edward Lachman, E Affonso Gonçalves, M Carter Burwell, S Geoff Maxwell, P Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley, Number 9 Film, Film4 Productions, Cast Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, Kyle Chandler, John Magaro, Print colour, DCP from Super-16mm, 118 min, engl. OV with german SUB, DCM

Fabrics, objects, light and a camera that circles around its characters as if it were weaving the web in which they entangle themselves. Carol, well-heeled lady of the New Yorker upper class, meets department store clerk Therese in the midst of the commercial hustle and bustle of Christmas. It’s the 1950s and the film luxuriates in decor. A series of encounters between the two dissimilar women in very different circumstances leads not only to a cautious drawing closer, passion and desperation – it also locates them in the (sexually) repressive climate of a hypocritical era. Todd Haynes unites his love for star-studded cinema and high drama with a clear eye for the dependencies that arise above all in tabooed relationships. (Annette Brauerhoch, Programmkino Lichtblick e.V., 2018)

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