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118 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Phyllis Nagy. Novel: Patricia Highsmith
Carter Burwell
Edward Lachman
Film4 Productions, Killer Films, Number 9 Films
Romance. Drama | 1950s. Gay & Lesbian. Romantic Drama. Melodrama. New Year's Eve
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Patricia Highsmith Adaptations
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.
Rankings Position
2015: Academy Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)
2015: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations including Best Picture & Director
2015: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Rooney Mara)
2015: BAFTA Awards: 9 nominations, including Best Film
2015: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2015: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2015: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best 2015 Films
2015: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Cinematography. 6 Nominations
2015: Critics Choice Awards: 9 Nominations including Best Film & Director
2015: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director, Screenplay & Cinematography
2015: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Music Score. 4 Nom.
2015: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2015: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Actress (Blanchett) & Sup. Actress (Mara)
2015: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2015: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Picture, Screenplay & Actress (Blanchet)
2015: Satellite Awards: Best Score. 5 Nominations
2015: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Picture
2015: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Director & Cinematography. 3 Nom.
2015: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Best Production Design. 7 Nominations
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