With his acclaimed 1950s love drama Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, due to hit UK cinemas on 27 November, director Todd Hayne's previous work surely deserves re-appraisal. Carol went down a storm at Cannes, with the film being selected to compete for the Palme d'Or, and Mara tied for the Best Actress award. The film currently holds a 93% score on Rottentomatoes.
To mark the release of Carol, Picturehouse Central will be screening a Todd Haynes triple bill on 22 November, There is not a weak film in the trio, and all three will be screening from 35mm prints. Tickets and details here. Haynes himself will be attending a Q&A screening of Carol later on 24 November at 6pm. Ticket and details here.
Haynes Triple Bill details:
1.00 – Safe (15)
Director: Todd Haynes. UK/USA 1995. 119 mins.
An homemaker develops multiple chemical sensitivity in Haynes's acerbic satire of American suburban mores starring Julianne Moore.
3.15 – Far From Heaven (12A)
Director: Todd Haynes. USA/France. 107 mins.
Closest in tone and style to Carol, Haynes's Douglas Sirk pastiche is set in 1950s Connecticut. A housewife (Julianne Moore) faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the community.
5.30 – I'm Not There (15)
Director: Todd Haynes. USA/Germany/Canada 2007. 136 mins.
Haynes's theatrical feature takes the form of ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan. Six characters, depicted by stars including Cate Blanchett and Ben Whishaw, embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.