CAROL (15)

Date Time
Fri 11th December 7.45pm
Sat 12th December 7.45pm
Sun 13th December 4.30pm
Mon 14th December 7.45pm
Tues 15th December 7.45pm
Weds 16th December 10.30am
Thurs 17th December 7.45pm

Dir: Todd Haynes | US | 2015 | 119 mins
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in Todd Haynes’ (Far from Heaven) exquisite Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian romance, published under a pseudonym in 1952. Mara is Therese, a wannabe set designer in 1950s New York, who falls for the powerfully glamorous, seemingly unattainable Carol (Blanchett). Embarking on a friendship, then an affair, their relationship becomes a journey across mid-century America, revealing the personal and public costs of a forbidden romance that’s seen as an affront to the heterosexual norm. Channelling photographer Saul Leiter in its gorgeously coloured cinematography, this is a headily self-aware, quietly subversive, utterly beautiful film.

“Gorgeous, gently groundbreaking, and might be the saddest thing you’ll ever see.” ***** Tim Robey, Telegraph

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