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USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Todd Haynes

December 24, 2015 - February 28, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown through Feb 25
SIFF Film Center  Feb 26–28
6 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, and Cinematography

From director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes the moving story of two women from very different backgrounds (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt.”

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. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

Shot in lovely Super 16mm by acclaimed cinematographer Ed Lachman, Carol is an elegantly staged, sumptuous cinematic experience that paints a beautiful picture of a particularly radical time in history, offering a realistic glimpse into the challenges and hardships of a love not lead by example.

  • Director: Todd Haynes
  • Principal Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Carrie Brownstein
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 118 Minutes
  • Rating: R