Carol

Carol ★★★★

“You've suddenly blossomed, is that what comes of getting away from me?”

The narrative progression of Carol is very focused and clear, not exactly made for surprises but crafted with the focus on the slow steps. It' s not so much about the end goal, Todd Haynes is more focused on cramming everything from the slow steps and beautiful moments on the way. Very much a portrait, Haynes fills his film with gorgeously framed images (those winter shots, oh) where the emotions can be found in every little snowflake, hand gesture, haircut or whatever detail the camera may capture. Carol is a powerful blend of sweet and powerful emotions, resonating in two magnificently varied performances to truly capture the emotional journey.

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