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Todd Haynes’s Defining Moment

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“At the premiere in Cannes, we were nervous, but that really was an amazing night. I felt like I was in a fairytale,” the director recalls. “There was a lot of advance word of mouth on Carol, so I felt anxious about the film being looked at and all of the talk going away. And at that first screening, which happened the night I landed, I was like, ‘Oh, OK! I think the film is connecting.’ It’s really a huge hurdle to feel that, especially there.”

Blanchett wears a jumpsuit by Ralph Lauren Collection. Haynes wears his own clothes. Mara wears a sweater and skirt by Miu Miu. Photographed on location at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City.