Ahead of its first screening Stateside this weekend at Telluride, The Weinstein Company has released the poster for Todd Haynes’ “Carol” — and it’s a stunner:
The film — in which Phyllis Nagy that adapts the late, great Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt” — is in theaters November 20th. It stars Cate Blanchett stars in the titular role as a 1950s-era married woman who begins a romantic relationship with a young store clerk played by Rooney Mara.
Haynes typically renders hallmarks of American culture in surprising ways that unearth the hidden codes governing human behavior. “Carol” is no exception. In the pair of measured looks that conclude the movie, he offers a sharp reminder that while this story is complicated by its setting and particular circumstances, the underlying ingredients reveal a profound desire for companionship familiar to all.