Carol follows the relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. A young woman in her 20s, Therese (Mara) is working in a department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage.
As the story unfolds—their lives begin to unravel with Carol becoming more fearful of losing custody of her daughter in the case of separation when her husband (Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother because of her previous affair with her best friend Abby (Paulson), and new relationship with Therese.
In an interview with Variety, Phyllis Nagy said she worked on the screenplay for 15 years as various directors came and went during that time. “Nothing has changed and everything has changed,” Nagy said. “We can have this movie now.” Read more…
Directed by Todd Haynes. Written by Patricia Highsmith (novel) and Phyllis Nagy (screenplay). Starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, Carrie Brownstein, John Magaro, Kevin Crowley and Jayne Houdyshell. January 21st, 2016 (GERMANY) and December 18th, 2015 (USA). Return to Thumbnail View