WHO’S IN IT?
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Sarah Paulson (12 Years A Slave), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Jake Lacy (Obvious Child), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham), John Magaro (Not Fade Away), Carrie Brownstein (Transparent)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), director; Phyllis Nagy (Mrs. Harris), writer; Elizabeth Karlsen (Sixty-Six), Tessa Ross (12 Years A Slave), Christine Vachon (Kill Your Darlings) and Stephen Woolley (Interview with the Vampire), producers; Carter Burwell (A Serious Man), composer; Edward Lachman (Erin Brockovich), cinematographer; Affonso Gonçalves (Beasts of the Southern Wild), editpr
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1950s New York, a young woman in her twenties named Therese Belivet (Mara), a department store clerk and aspiring photographer, meets Carol Aird (Blanchett), an older married woman who is struggling with a difficult separation from her husband (Chandler). Against the odds, both women fall for each other – but revelations of Carol’s affair with a woman may threaten her chances of gaining child custody…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Carol is a beautifully told tale of love and loneliness in the 1950s, a time when homosexuality was still considered a taboo subject and hostility towards it even more heart-breaking.