Director: Todd Haynes

Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy, CAROL speaks to the transforming nature of characters within the road movie genre.

A Karlsen / Woolley / Number 9 Films / Killer Films production, associate produced by Dirty Films

Screenplay by:

Phyllis Nagy

Based on the novel by:

Patricia Highsmith


Cate Blanchett

Rooney Mara

Sarah Paulson

Kyle Chandler

Jake Lacy

Cory Michael Smith


AACTA Awards

Best Actress Cate Blanchett

Best Supporting Actress Rooney Mara

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Best Adapted Screenplay Phyllis Nagy

Best Cinematography Edward Lachman

Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Carol

Apollo Awards

Best Film Carol

Best Director Todd Haynes

Best Adapted Screenplay Phyllis Nagy

Best Cinematography Edward Lachman

Best Original Music Carter Burwell

Best Actress Rooney Mara

Austin Film Critics Association

Best Film

Top Ten Film

Best Cinematography

Belgian Film Critics Association

Grand Prix

Boston Society of Film Critics Best Director

Best Cinematography

Camerimage Golden Frog

Best Cinematography

Costume Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity

Cannes Film Festival

Best Actress

Queer Palm

Chicago International Film Festical

Gold Q Hugo

Dallas-Fort Worth Film 
Critics Association

Best Supporting Actress

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