Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, from a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price of Salt also known as Carol, by Patricia Highsmith. Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer and her relationship with an older woman going through a difficult divorce. Highsmith based the character of Therese Belivet on herself, after an encounter she had in 1948 with a woman while she worked at Bloomingdales in New York City. This encounter inspired her to write the story.
One of the Carol’s film stars is Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 in the Melbourne. She is the middle of three children, with an older brother, who is a computer systems engineer, and a younger sister, who works as a theatrical designer. Cate is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur’s 1998 film Elizabeth.
Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese‘s 2004 film The Aviator brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred as Jasmine French in Woody Allen‘s Blue Jasmine, for which she won numerous accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress. In November 2015, it was reported that Blanchett was in talks to appear in the film adaption of the best-selling book Where’d You Go Bernadette which will be directed by Richard Linklater.