Over the course of his career, filmmaker Todd Haynes has created a filmography that includes critically acclaimed features such as Safe and Far From Heaven, garnering a number of fans along the way. However, despite being active, Haynes has not had a feature film release since the 2007 Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, instead turning his efforts mostly to television, with his work appearing in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce and the now-cancelled series Enlightened. Thus, many were excited to learn that the filmmaker was back to work on a feature film project.
Titled Carol, the movie sees Haynes take a step back from screenwriting duties, instead working from a script by Phyllis Nagy, who adapts it from the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, which has also been published as The Price of Salt. The film’s synopsis is below.
Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Haynes reunites with his I’m Not There performer Cate Blanchett once again, who is joined by Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, and Sarah Paulson. With the film making its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the first two clips have now been released, and can be seen below.