Based on the Patricia Higsmith novel, ‘The price of salt’ adapted by Phyllis Nagy, 11 years in development from page to screen – Carol, is a story of female love and companionship, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store and they hit it off before the two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
With the exception of Abdellatif Kechiche‘s somewhat more ‘hard core’ ‘ Blue is the Warmest Colour main stream films of this ilk exploring the idea of lesbian love have been few and far between so I was keen to find out if the team felt this would pave the way for more features of this persona in the industry. Perhaps I should have been more blunt in my approach of questioning as the lovely Cate Blanchett told me we just need to get on with it 😉
We ask our question at 6:14 – footage courtesy of the awesome HeyUGuys
So what does ‘we just need to get on with it’ entail? – well just that ladies, line up because there will be parts a commin’ for ya!
It’s a passionate and intelligent team who clearly all not only believed in the project but breathed it full hog from beginning to end. Here’s what the lively lot had to say as they stepped out on the red carpet to promote the film at the BFI London Film Festival 2015