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Yes--it's a lesbian vampire movie. Nothing wrong with that
Carmilla (2019) is a British movie co-written and directed by Emily Harris.
The novel Carmilla was written 25 years before Bram Stoker's Dracula. However, what makes the novel important wasn't when it was written. After all, the vampire legend is centuries old. What makes the novel important is that it was the first English novel to overtly present lesbian love.
The film stars three beautiful women: Hannah Rae plays Lara, a young woman who lives in a gloomy country mansion with her governess, Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Ms. Fontaine is a repressed woman, and she sees her job as turning Lara into someone equally repressed. Devrim Lingnau portrays Carmilla, a young woman brought into the home after suffering a concussion when her carriage overturns.
Naturally, the two young women end up in each other's arms. Then Lara gets sick. Is this Carmilla's evil work? You'll have to see the movie to find out.
We saw this film in The Little Theatre as part of the outstanding ImageOut, Rochester's LGBT Festival. ImageOut did it again--this movie had it's New York State premiere in Rochester. If you're going to watch a movie set in a gloomy English country mansion, it will work best in a gloomy movie theater. However, in fact, it will work well on the small screen.
Carmilla has less than fifty ratings. However, as I write this review it has a terrible IMDb rating of 6.2. I can't understand this low rating. Did those 40 people see the same movie I saw? It's a fascinating film, and I recommend it.
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