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Drama, Event, Genre, Romance , trackback

Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson
Genre: Drama/romance
Duration: 118 mins

An adaptation of a novel by Patricia Highsmith, directed by Todd Haynes. Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) is a stylish New Jersey homemaker doing some last-minute Christmas shopping in Manhattan when she spies a watchful shop girl named Therese (Rooney Mara). “Carol” traces the two women’s friendship that gradually, inescapably, develops into a passionate romance, bringing the audience along on a love affair born of instinct, affinity and the instantaneous connection that Rilke compared to “two solitudes” touching and greeting each other. Taking place in the early 1950’s, when love between two women still dared not speak its name, Carol battles her soon-to-be ex-husband and Therese swims into consciousness against the tide of an eager boyfriend, their outer selves express all that goes unspoken, silenced by the conformist culture that engulfs them.

Screening Date: 21-Aug-16

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