Monday, 29 February 2016

Carol (2015)

Carol - some people change your life forever...

I am writing after rather a long break and it feels great to be posting again about the movies we love.

I watched Carol (2015) just in time, before the Oscar night in order to judge it myself and what a delight it was!

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It is based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith and its about Carol (Cate Blanchett), well settled wife of a wealthy man, caught in a loveless marriage, her friendship with Therese (Rooney Mara) and what comes there after. (No spoilers here...)

I don't want to write the summary here, you might know the story already or might not, you'll enjoy the movie anyway, thats a guarantee.

Cate and Rooney, both, have played their characters so well that I can't think of any other actor in their place. There is such comfort and intensity between these two. Apart from the impeccable performances what I loved about the movie was the camerawork, the cinematography. It is fluid, beautiful and the frames do justice to the story.

The subject of this movie is something that is still frowned upon in most parts of the world and yet, you can't deny that its a treat to watch it, so subtle and flowing.

And though the movie, the cast and the crew didn't get an Oscar despite of six nominations, don't think any less of it. It is a screen marvel.

I can go on writing about the movie but then you'll have to watch it to witness the genius, watch it for the love of period dramas, for performance, for cinematography and for the love of fine cinema.

Watch the trailer here and decide for yourself: