In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. 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) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.Written by
The Weinstein Company
The rail car used in the scene where Therese travels back to New York is a 1946 ex-L&M 60-seat coach, originally used on the L&M Hummingbird route. It is currently owned by the Cincinnati Dinner Train and used weekly. The car was stationary during filming. Rooney Mara used the private car "Oliver Hazard Perry" as her dressing room prior to shooting the scene. Both cars were parked on the Cincinnati riverfront just outside the Boathouse restaurant. See more »
In one of the landscape shots as Carol and Therese go on their trip, a take is used backwards. It can be seen in the smoke pipes of the roofs, absorbing the smoke instead of expelling it. See more »
Written and Performed by Gerry Mulligan
Published by Prestige Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc. See more »
Great in every way!
Thanks to the New York Film Festival I got the chance to see this perfectly crafted film early.
Carol's nothing short of fantastic. It's story is one of the best romances i've seen put on the big screen. What I love is how nobody makes it a big fuzz about the two lovers being females. It's treated with the same respect as any other romantic drama, and it's done better than most of them.
The film is on another level when the two leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are on screen together. Both undoubtedly gave two of the best performances of the year.
It's pace is slow, but never boring. Giving us some intense slow-building moments that leaves us smiling or shedding tears.
Carol's great. Watch it.
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