Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novella The Price of Salt about the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. 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 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.
“★★★★★ Beautiful. Subtle. Exquisitely designed.” – Dave Calhoun, TIME OUT
“★★★★★ Carol is gorgeous. Cate Blanchett will slay you.” – Tim Robey, THE TELEGRAPH
“★★★★★ Carol is the most romantic movie of the year.” – Brian Formo, COLLIDER
“Carol is an overwhelmingly beautiful film. It looks like a dream, it sounds like whispered want, and it feels like falling in love in all its stomach turning terror and ecstasy. Even its title rolls elegantly off the tongue.” – Lindsey Bahr, ASSOCIATED PRESS
“I went into a trance watching it – and haven’t quite surfaced, even now.” – Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN