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.
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara give luminous performances in Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's influential lesbian novel "The Price of Salt."
When glamorous housewife Carol Aird (Blanchett) breezes into her life, Therese must confront suppressed desires that feverishly rush to the surface. As the women begin a relationship, they embark on a cross–country odyssey and come to understand the difficulties of living the life they want in 1950s America.