A chance encounter in a Manhattan department store sparks an extraordinary friendship between two women… Adapted by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy from the best-selling novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Carol is a powerful romance fuelled by suspense, danger and the exhilaration of forbidden love. The standout film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it achieves masterpiece status for its restrained direction, first-rate performances (Blanchett and Mara simply sizzle) and handsome period design. A triumph for all involved, the film confirms Todd Haynes as the master of melodrama.

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118 minutes


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Great Britain and USA

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