While there are still five months to go until the Oscars are handed out, it’s Todd Haynes‘ “Carol” that many have in the pole position right now for major nominations. Nods for the film’s leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (the latter of whom already won award for her work in Cannes), for the adapted screenplay for Phyllis Nagy, for Best Director for Haynes, and for Best Picture overall are certainly in play. The movie still has yet to be released for the general public, but it’s well on its way.
The Weinstein Company are in full promotional mode, which now includes Haynes sitting down for a one hour plus conversation with Noah Cowan, Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society. It’s a wide ranging discussion, so if you’re a fan of the director, you’ll want to put aside some time to check it out. Meanwhile, a batch of new stills for the romantic drama (via Miss Belivet) have arrived, showing more of the film’s stylized milieu.
“Carol” will make you cry on November 20th. The talk with Haynes starts at the 40:44 mark.