Alongside Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country, Carol is one of our favourite love stories of the past ten years.
Haynes sophisticated and dreamy film about a young photographer who develops a relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York captures perfectly the exhilaration of falling in love, whatever your age.
Showing on 35mm.
Tickets available here: jack-roe.co.uk/websales/sales/hydlee/actual_book?perfcode=15528
— Starring: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson
Director: Todd Haynes
Details: 118min, USA, 2015, cert: 15
— Every February the UK celebrates LGBT History Month and we like to curate a season of films to mark the occasion. This year we decided to use as a jumping off point one of our favourite love stories of 2017, God’s Own Country. God’s Own Country won great acclaim in 2017 on the festival circuit with awards at both Berlin and Sundance. It was also a firm favourite amongst everyone here at the Picture House. While the depth of the film’s narrative clearly struck a chord with many I think the key to its success was how well it captured love in glorious, messy, passionate, and tender technicolour. Consequently, it’s perhaps unsurprising that when we asked the Director of the film, Francis Lee, what films inspired his feature debut, he gave us a fabulous list of 80s romances, all big hair and washed denim, alongside some of the best in contemporary Queer British cinema. From this longlist we have selected My Beautiful Laundrette (1984) and Working Girl (1988) to play alongside Gods Own Country and two of our other explorations of romantic love, Call My By Your Name (2017) and Carol (2015). As a group the five will hopefully play off one another, reminding us that however scary the wider world may look when living in love everything is achievable.