Saturday, 23 May 2015

CANNES QUEER PALM GOES TO CAROL


It's the sixth year of Cannes' Queer Palm, and the winner may well be the award's most acclaimed title yet. Todd Haynes' Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt, wins the award for its depiction of a gay relationship in the 1950s, between Cate Blanchett's title character and Rooney Mara's shopgirl. Despite it not actually containing any gay characters, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster receives a Special Mention.