Cannes Competition, Day 4

Carol dir. Todd Haynes
statting Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

In New York in the early 1950s, Therese Belivet, is working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol Aird, an alluring woman trapped in a failing marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. When Carol’s involvement with Therese comes to light, Carol’s husband retaliates by challenging her competence as a mother. And as Carol and Therese take refuge on the road, leaving their respective lives behind, a confrontation emerges that will test each woman’s assumptions about herself and commitments to one another. (x)

Reviews: Variety, The Guardian, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter

Mon Roi (My King) dir. Maïwenn
starring Emmanuelle Bercot, Vincent Cassel

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident.
Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free…

Reviews: Variety, The Guardian, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter