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“The cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces … the tinkling piano in the next apartment. Todd Haynes’s narcotic and delicious film CAROL is in love with this kind of detail: the story of a forbidden love affair that makes no apology for always offering up exquisitely observed minutiae from the early 1950s. It is almost as if the transgression, secrecy and wrongness must paradoxically emerge in the well judged rightness and just-so-ness of all its period touches. The movie finds something erotic everywhere – in the surfaces, the tailoring, the furnishing and of course the cigarettes. It revives the lost art of smoking at lunch, smoking with gloves, and the exotic moue of exhaling smoke sideways, out of consideration for the person in front of you.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Screening as part of our series When the Lights Go Down: The Sex Scene

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  • Country USA
  • Year 2015
  • Running Time 118 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Lionsgate
  • Director Todd Haynes
  • Cast Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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