Carol Movie Info:.
Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
Initial release: November 20, 2015 (USA).
Director: Todd Haynes.
Adapted from: The Price of Salt.
Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy.
Executive producers: Cate Blanchett. Andrew Upton. Dorothy Berwin. Rose Garnett. Danny Perkins. Thorsten Schumacher.
In the early 1950s. Therese Belivet. a temporary shopgirl and aspiring photographer, is working in the toy department of a department store in Manhattan during the Christmas season. She is approached by a glamorous older woman, Carol Aird, who purchases a model train set for her daughter as a gift on Therese’s recommendation. There’s an immediate attraction between them. accidentally leaves her gloves on the counter, and Therese mails them to her home in New Jersey. Therese also has a hard time connecting with her boyfriend Richard, who has asked her to go to France with him, and possibly marry him. Therese’s friend Dannie fixes her camera and suggests she stop by The New York Times, where he works, and offers to introduce her to his junior photo editor friend. While there, he uses the opportunity to kiss Therese and she lets him, but she is uncomfortable in the situation and leaves immediately.
Meanwhile, Carol is going through a difficult divorce with her neglectful husband, Harge, and she is struggling to maintain custody of their young daughter, Rindy. Out of loneliness and gratitude for Therese’s kind act of returning her gloves, Carol invites her to lunch. Both are intrigued, and careful. invites Therese to her home for the holiday, and they strike up a friendship. Therese takes several pictures of Carol from a distance as she buys a Christmas tree. Harge is suspicious of his wife’s relationship with Therese due to a brief tryst that she had years earlier with her best friend Abby, and he shows up suddenly. Therese is witness to their fighting and the confirmation of this aspect of Carol’s sexuality. Harge leaves on a business trip to Florida and takes Rindy with him, leaving Carol alone for Christmas. Upset, Carol abruptly drives Therese back to the train to go home.