After over a decade in the works, the film version of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price Of Salt, Carol, is due to debut at Cannes. To tie in to that a couple of clips from the lesbian-themed movie have popped up online, which you can watch below.
The movie is about the relationship between two women in 1950s New York. One is a young department store clerk, Therese (Rooney Mara), who dreams of a better life, and the other is the older Carol (Cate Blanchett), who is trapped in a loveless marriage. However Carol’s husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to suspect what is happening. Playwright Phyllis Nagy wrote the screenplay adaptation.
Todd Haynes, known for previous LGBT-themed work such as Velvet Goldmine and Far From Heaven, directs. He previously worked with Blanchett on his unusual 2007 Bob Dylan biopic, I’m Not There.
An Oscar-bait release towards the end of the year is expected.