Todd Haynes’ „Carol” with 6 OSCAR nominations - exclusively at the 20th Sofia Film Fest!
The Bulgarian audience will have the opportunity to watch the exceptional Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in a love story
With 6 nominations for „Oscar”, a prize for best actress (Rooney Mara) from Cannes 2015, „Queer Palm” and over 35 other prizes and 170 nominations, the latest work of Todd Haynes will have it’s meeting with the Bulgarian audience in March.
„Carol” is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel „The Price of Salt” (one of the Oscar nominations is for Best Adapted Screenplay) and tells the story of two women from different social strata in New York, during the 1950’s and their relationship. Their flirt leads to a friendship, a passionate love affair and broken hearts. Oppressed sexuality in the USA during the mid-20th century is an ever current subject – not only due to the strife to shed some light on times past, but also due to the fact, that there still are many thing that have to change in order for modern society to be truly called democratic, without any trace of segregation…
Todd Haynes is a master of mood and possesses that special sense of nuance and detail, which carries you in time. Cate Blanchett has long since proven she is a superb actress, and with the help of her natural and unaffected manner, as well as her incredible chameleon talent, she can turn into… a true image of time itself. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacey, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, etc. The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated „Carol” for Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman), Best Original Score (Carter Burwell), Best Adapted Screenplay (Phyllis Nagy) and, of course, for the dramatic reincarnations of Blanchett and Mara.
Cate Blanchett stated for Rolling Stone: „But I think what Todd was interested in bringing out was the sensation of being in love profoundly for the first time. It feels as if you’re inventing the wheel.” The remarkable actress has already worked with Todd Haynes. An unforgettable one is her reincarnation of Bob Dylan in „I’m Not There”, presented in the programme of the 12th Sofia Film Fest.