It’s just a little over two weeks before Todd Haynes’ heartbreaking new film Carol rolls into theaters—just in time for a melancholy holiday season. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, Haynes’ latest period piece brings us into New York in 1950s as two women—Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara—fall madly in love after meeting a department store doll counter. In their NYFF roundup, Time Out noted about Carol:
The late author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her suspense thrillers (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), but her most beguiling story is actually a tender Ike-era lesbian romance between a teenage shopgirl and a divorcing New Jersey socialite. Director Todd Haynes’s astonishing adaptation stars a wide-eyed Rooney Mara as young Therese and Cate Blanchett—in the role that will come to define her career—as the eponymous older woman struggling to deny her most natural desires. Kissed by Carter Burwell’s swooning score, this delicate story of longing builds to a powerful finale with Haynes’s masterpiece palpably conveying the fear, hope and ferocious courage of its heroines. Forget the Oscars, Carol might just be the best film of the decade.
And today, you can check out a new clip from the film alongside a wealth of new stills via The Playlist. njoy for yourself below.