The stunning and heartbreaking new drama, Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara has a brand new trailer and we think it looks like this could be an Oscar contender.

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara look set give the career-defining performances of their lives in this romantic drama and if they don’t receive a bucket full of awards for this film we will eat our shoes.

Todd Haynes’ beautiful 1950s set drama will receive its UK Premiere on Wednesday 14 October at the Odeon Leicester Square as the59th BFI London Film Festival’s American Express Gala, attended by Todd Haynes, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Tickets go on sale to BFI members tomorrow, 10th September.


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) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light.  As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

CAROL will be released in cinemas on 27 November.