CAROL

By Todd HAYNES

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (FRANCE) - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2013

Based on the best-selling novel by Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol is a powerful romance fueled by the suspense, danger and exhilaration of forbidden love.

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Festival de Cannes 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Todd HAYNES
    • Writer(s)
    • Phyllis NAGY
    • Producer(s)
    • Stephen WOOLLEY, Elizabeth KARLSEN, Christine VACHON
    • Synopsis
    • Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

      A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

      While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.
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