Switzerland / Germany 2022, 83 min, English, French and German, Hebrew & English subtitles

All 22 of Patricia Highsmith’s thriller novels were bestsellers, and many were adapted into hit films (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley). That is, all but one: “Carol,” a lesbian romance novel, the first of its kind to give both its heroines a happily-ever-after against everything 1950s America had stood for. Highsmith had written it under a pseudonym. She grew up in a moralist Texan family with a dysfunctional mother and had to go all the way to Europe to live as her secret true self. The film features excerpts from her unpublished diaries and interviews with Highsmith and women who had been her romantic partners. “She was easy to love,” one of them says, “too bad it was such a great sin back then.”

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Screening Schedule:
  • Fri 27.05 | 12:15 | Cinematheque 1 | Filmmaker Present
  • Sun 29.05 | 14:45 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present
  • Sat 04.06 | 17:15 | Tel Aviv Museum - Recanati Auditorium
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Diploma in screenwriting from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. She has been working as a screenwriter since, and written scripts for cinema and TV, including Meier, Marilyn, Madly in Love as well as Sommervogel. In 2015, she directed her first feature-length documentary film: Das Leben Drehen.

Production: Franziska Sonder, Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Production Company: Ensemble Film, Lichtblick Film
Script: Eva Vitija
Editing: Rebecca Trösch
Cinematography: Siri Klug
Sound Design: Juliane Vari
Music: Noël Akchoté

Source: Autlook Filmsales

Supporters & Broadcasters: Embassy of Switzerland in Israel

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