Arnon Grunberg



Todd Haynes’ movie “Carol” – based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith – is a fairly straightforward romantic vehicle: woman meets girl, or perhaps girl meets woman.
The movie is set in a time that this kind of love was a potential scandal, but “Carol” is not about emancipation, discrimination or a not so enlightened culture.
“Carol” tell us that love is difficult when children and possessive husbands are involved. And without difficulties love is boring.
Part of “Carol” is a road movie, which reminded me a bit of “Lolita”. But the young girl is not under-aged and Humbert Humbert is a seductive and rather responsible lady, played by a terrific Cate Blanchett.

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