(TODD HAYNES, 1995)
CERT 15 / 116 MINS / USA
Presented as part of Scalarama Brighton
Where is your safe place? Your community? Your home? Your marriage?
In Todd Haynes’ chillingly prescient [safe], these spheres gradually become more and more toxic for San Franciscan-housewife Carol White (Julianne Moore). The reassuring signs of a comfortable suburban existence begin to break down. Carol struggles to breathe. She breaks out in hives. She suffers from nosebleeds. But what, exactly, is she allergic to?
The first collaboration between New Queer Cinema pioneer Todd Haynes (Carol, 2015) and everyone’s favourite Julianne Moore is a rhapsody in stifling pastel, gripping, unsettling and totally unforgettable.
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