Carol (2015) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Commentary

This is similar in principle to Three Colours: Red (1994) and the rest of Kieslowski’s trilogy, with enigmatic, beautiful, taciturn characters, infidelity and minimal plotting. It drops the supernatural coincidences in favour of greater believability and socially progressive themes. The characters are isolated from the movement for gay rights by a 17.5-year gap to the Stonewall riots but seem to think entirely in accordance with a 2015 understanding of HBTQ psychology, somewhat damaging credibility. The soundtrack is overly derivative of Philip Glass.

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