After an eight year hiatus from filmmaking, director Todd Haynes is back in a big way. Carol is a masterful film focusing on two women who end up in an unexpected affair with each other. Haynes has never been one to shy away from taking on controversial relationships as evidenced by his biggest hit, Far From Heaven. Both of his films take place in the 1950’s, where everything was supposed to be as traditional as traditional can be. And that’s why Todd Haynes is one of the most important filmmakers working today…he’s not afraid to make his voice heard through the art of filmmaking. Where some directors may refuse to push the limits, he doesn’t let anything stop him from telling his story which is why Carol could be a big winner in the coming months.