February 13, 2016

Through car windows

Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015). People leaving and arriving, crossing roads, half-hidden, seen through car windows or behind the wheel: this marvellous and subtle Todd Haynes film of a Patricia Highsmith novel both opens up the mystery of romance and lets it remain enigmatic. I wrote somewhere else that the three Haynes rock biopics turned lives into complicated mysteries to be solved (or usually not solved); the same may apply here.