Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love. 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. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.
The reviews are very good. I think this is a movie that , if you can, should see!!
Director: Todd Haynes
Writers: Patricia Highsmith (novel), Phyllis Nagy (screenplay)
Stars: Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett
The lesbian romance, directed by Todd Haynes and adapted by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt,” received rave reviews and generated Oscar buzz following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. It also earned Mara a best actress award at the fest.