With the Cannes Film Festival officially underway, footage from the official selections is starting to surface. We already shared a brief teaser for Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth and now we’ve got two clips from Todd Haynes‘ Carol as well. The film is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Price of Salt, and stars Rooney Mara as Therese Belivet, a young woman working in a Manhattan department store in the 1950s, dreaming of a more fulfilling life. One day she meets Cate Blanchett‘s Carol Aird, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, and the two strike up an instant connection.
You can catch glimpses of the start of their relationship in the new Carol clips below. The film also stars Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler, and already secured domestic distribution with The Weinstein Company.
Via The Playlist.
Here’s the official synopsis for Carol via Cannes:
In New York in the early 1950s, Therese Belivet, is working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol Aird, an alluring woman trapped in a failing marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.
When Carol’s involvement with Therese comes to light, Carol’s husband retaliates by challenging her competence as a mother. And as Carol and Therese take refuge on the road, leaving their respective lives behind, a confrontation emerges that will test each woman’s assumptions about herself and commitments to one another.