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.
Todd Haynes, Kyle Chandler, Kevin Crowley, Chuck Gillespie, Ken Strunk, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Brownstein, Wendy Lardin, Amy Warner, Michael Haney, Tanya Smith, John Magaro, Rooney Mara, Michael Ward, Jake Lacy, Cory Michael Smith, Greg Violand, Nik Pajic, Trent Rowland, Sadie Heim, Kennedy Heim, Pamela Haynes, Kay Geiger, Christine Dye, Deb G. Girdler, Douglas Scott Sorenson, Mike Dennis, Ann Reskin, Annie Kalahurka, Linnea Bond, Steve Andrews, Ryan Gilreath, Jeremy Parker, Giedre Bond, Taylor Frey, Patricia Highsmith, Phyllis Nagy