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 by Patricia Highsmith, author of ?Strangers on a Train' and ?The Talented Mr Ripley', Carol is a powerful romance fuelled by the suspense, danger and exhilaration of forbidden love.from£5.99 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play When Carol (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine Elizabeth) walks into a New York City department store and meets Therese (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara Her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) an unlikely friendship sparks Carol is an elegant socialite going through a bitter divorce while Therese is just starting out in life; unsure of who she wants to be Mesmerized by each other they face a choice deny their hearts desires or defy society’s conventions but in doing so risk life as they know it From director Todd Haynes (I’m Not There Far From Heaven) and based on the best-selling novel Carol is a powerful romance fuelled by the danger and exhilaration of forbidden love Carol includes limited edition art cards “A masterpiece… gloriously romantic” David Sexton Evening Standard “One of the best films of the year” Michael Bonner Uncut “A career-best performance from Cate Blanchett” Tim Robey The Telegraph “Rooney Mara is electrifying” David Jenkins Little White Lies
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in this romantic drama adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith. In the 1950s a New York department store employee and amateur photographer Therese Belivet (Mara) meets Carol Aird (Blanchett), a lady who has come to buy a Christmas present for her young daughter Rindy (Kk Heim). The two women soon strike up a friendship and, with Carol going through a divorce from husband Harge (Kyle Chandler), they decide to go away on a trip to Chicago where their relationship develops into a romance. But with Rindy's custody in question, Carol, worrying that she will be cut off from her daughter because of the nature of her relationship with Therese, has no choice but to leave. Despite their love for each other is their romance doomed to fail? The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actress (Blanchett), Best Supporting Actress (Mara) and Best Original Score (Carter Burwell).
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