Carol (15)

Director Todd Haynes. Drama/Romance


In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, 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.

Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Strong performance from the 2 stars, but the theme and explicit sex scene may put off audiences - we had a very low turn-out (4 !).

"Carol" - more subtext than text - a "thinking persons" film. Excellent acting and a reflection on the attitudes of LGBT in the 1950's and how women become "tied" to the male because society makes it impossible to be independent. Complexity of relationships in the affair between an older wealthy woman and a shop assistant