Set in the 1950's, CAROL is a romantic drama with a star studded cast. Cate Blanchett plays Carol Aird and Rooney Mara plays Therese Belivet. The movie follows these two women who find themselves in an unexpected love affair. These women come from very different backgrounds even though they both live in New York City. Therese is looking for something more fulfilling in her life as she spends her days working as a clerk in a Manhattan department store. Carol has a cookie cutter life, she’s wealthy and has a beautiful family but when she meets Therese something happens and it escalates into something deeper.
As Carol tries to break free from her marriage her husband, who is played by Kyle Chandler, questions his wife’s competence to be a mom and her close relationship with both Therese and her best friend Abby, who is played by Sarah Paulson.
The movie was directed by Todd Hayne and based on the lesbian romance novel, The Prince of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. It is said to be some of Todd Hayne’s best work and he has been praised for it over and over again, the movie has won 8 awards and received 11 nominations. Rotten tomatoes has rated it a whopping 94% on their site and it is said to be a thrilling, weeping, capturing picture film and it is not to be missed.
CAROL will be in cinemas on the 16 DECEMBER 2015! Don’t miss it.