First Look: Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara in Carol


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New York 1952. Carol is elegant, sophisticated, wealthy and married.

Therese is just starting out in life, unsure of who she wants to be.

A chance encounter in a Manhattan department store sparks an extraordinary friendship between these two women. Carol is caught in a bitter divorce and a custody battle for her daughter, but finds herself mesmerised by this mysterious, quiet beauty.

Finding herself alone on Christmas Day, Carol invites Therese to escape on a spontaneous road trip into the heartland of America. It is during this magical journey that the two fall hopelessly and desperately in love.

But this is 1952 and Carol is risking everything for this relationship that defies society’s conventions.

Based on the best-selling novel, The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol is a powerful romance fueled by the suspense, danger and exhilaration of forbidden love.

Todd Haynes directs and the film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Michael Smith.

The top image is the first official still and the set images below are by Cincy photographers Brian Douglas and Mandy Kowallek. Thanks to the good folks over at the Carol tumblr.

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