A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal 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, 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) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.Written by
The Weinstein Company
The rail car used in the scene where Therese travels back to New York is a 1946 ex-L&M 60-seat coach, originally used on the L&M Hummingbird route. It is currently owned by the Cincinnati Dinner Train and used weekly. The car was stationary during filming. Rooney Mara used the private car "Oliver Hazard Perry" as her dressing room prior to shooting the scene. Both cars were parked on the Cincinnati riverfront just outside the Boathouse restaurant. See more »
The movie is set from 1952 Christmas season, and ends in April 1953. Therese Belivet incorrectly uses her 35mm film camera to take an available light photograph of Carol Aird. Inside a restaurant, the scene has back-fill lighting because Therese is looking towards a large window that is extremely bright, and that amount of light would cause complete obscuring by shadowing, of all the facial features of Carol in the photographic negative. To actually create a usable photographic negative in that era, Therese and Carol would have needed to swap their positions, to take advantage of the available light provided by the large window. Alternately to actually create a usable photographic negative using key-lighting, either as a minimum a single use flash bulb should have been used, or a pair of mains-powered spotlights. See more »
Why Don't You Believe Me
Performed by Patti Page
Composed by Lew Douglas/Luther King Laney/Leroy Rodde
Published by Music Sales Corporation
Courtesy of Music Sales Creative
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd. See more »
Thanks to the New York Film Festival I got the chance to see this perfectly crafted film early.
Carol's nothing short of fantastic. It's story is one of the best romances i've seen put on the big screen. What I love is how nobody makes it a big fuzz about the two lovers being females. It's treated with the same respect as any other romantic drama, and it's done better than most of them.
The film is on another level when the two leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are on screen together. Both undoubtedly gave two of the best performances of the year.
It's pace is slow, but never boring. Giving us some intense slow-building moments that leaves us smiling or shedding tears.
Carol's great. Watch it.
158 of 225 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this