CarolAbout the Film
With phenomenal performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival) as two women entangled in an intoxicating love affair, director Todd Haynes (FAR FROM HEAVEN) illuminates the delicate intricacies of navigating forbidden desire in 1950s New York. Adapting Patricia Highsmith’s semi-autobiographical novel “The Price of Salt,” CAROL is the story of an unlikely bond between an ingenue shop girl dreaming of a better life and an older sophisticated woman trapped in a loveless marriage. A masterfully crafted love story, CAROL is an exquisite and poignant meditation on longing.
About the Director
Todd Haynes has received numerous honors for directing and writing all of his films prior to CAROL. FAR FROM HEAVEN garnered Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and WGA® nominations for Best Screenplay as well as nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, European Film Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Satellite Awards, and the Venice Film Festival. Haynes's received numerous critical nominations for I’M NOT THERE, his 2007 biographical musical film inspired by the life and work of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, VELVET GOLDMINE, SAFE, and POISON. Haynes' last project was the five-hour miniseries for HBO, MILDRED PIERCE, based on the novel by James M. Cain, starring Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood.