BAFTA nominated Carol, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel, The Price of Salt, tells the story of two women who boldly defy the social conformities of early 1950’s America, with life changing consequences. Directed by Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far From Heaven), CAROL stars BAFTA and Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Elizabeth), BAFTA and Academy Award Nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network).
Set against the backdrop of New York City, the film follows beautiful and compelling housewife Carol (Cate Blanchett), trapped in a loveless marriage to husband Harge (Kyle Chandler). Seeking passion and adventure, Carol is immediately enticed on meeting the demure Therese (Rooney Mara), but will a love affair be beyond their reach? What follows is an intimate portrayal of love, a tender romantic drama that finds two women at a crossroads, forcing Carol to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life.
Carol premiered to critical acclaim at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mara won Best Actress and has continued to garner a great deal of global awards attention. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards including Actress in a Leading Role (Cate Blanchett) and Actress in a Supporting Role (Rooney Mara), and for nine BAFTA Awards including Best Film, Director (Todd Haynes), Leading Actress (Cate Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara).
Special Features include Limited Edition Artcards, Behind the Scenes, Q&A interview highlights with: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Director Todd Haynes and more.
“A masterpiece… gloriously romantic”
- David Sexton, Evening Standard
“A career-best performance from Cate Blanchett”
- Tim Robey, The Telegraph
“Rooney Mara is electrifying”
- David Jenkins, Little White Lies