imdb). The film is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, who was a master of psychological studies, but don´t expect a murder thriller.
Director Todd Haynes and cinematographer Edward Lachman created a gorgeous movie. Everything in this film is perfect."Carol" immerses the audience into Manahttan in the 1950s and let the viewers participate in the emotional roller coaster of Carol & Therese and the dance of different social classes. The cinematography is a piece of art and I indulged myself in Lachman´s brilliant picture language. One of the film´s manifold pleasures is an erotical choreographed love scene between "Carol" & "Therese" (even that the sex was not as intense and bold as in "Blue is the Warmest Color - here my review driveby - this is America in the 50s and not contemporary France).
"Carol" is certainly one of the best movies of the year and a real Oscar contender.