Todd Haynes' 1950s-era drama Carol
, filmed in Cincinnati last year, debuted this past weekend at the Cannes Film Festival in France to outstanding reviews, writes Steve Rosen on today's CityBeat
staff blog. He says Cannes critics "called it an instant Oscar contender and the most important high-profile gay drama to come out of American cinema since 2005's Brokeback Mountain
stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in a story (based on the 1952 novel The Price of Salt
) about a socialite who falls in love with a young department-store clerk.
Rosen links to published reviews from Variety
("the most important publication chronicling the entertainment business") and indieWire ("the most influential website for the independent-film industry").
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