Carol was nominated for 6 Oscar awards and is an adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel ‘The Price of Salt.’ Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. 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. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet, 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 begins to question her competence as a mother when her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby come to light.
Carol is a sensuous, enchanting piece of work which vividly and realistically recreates 1950s America in a new way. It will be screened on Friday 2nd December at the Jubilee Hall, Slade Road, Portishead. The film starts at 8.00pm (with refreshments available from 7.30) and tickets cost £5.00 (£4.50 for concessions). All are most welcome.