Film4 Summer Screen - Carol
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Film4 Summer Screen - Carol

Film4 Summer Screen - Carol Tickets

Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA
  • Come and fall in love at Somerset House with this story of forbidden love and powerful yet unspoken feelings, starring the magnificent Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

    Adapted from Patricia Highsmith's once controversial novel, this achingly poignant and visually ravishing romance has all the emotion of classic Hollywood melodrama with the suspicion and suspense of a film noir thriller. A hesitant relationship begins when the sophisticated Carol, a wife and mother in 1950s New York, accidentally leaves her gloves at the department store counter where she's been served by the younger, less worldly, but aspiring artist Therese. Their outlaw love leads them to dream of an escape from the narrow confines of their everyday lives and the harsh reality of the law, although the pressures of society and family become too powerful to ignore.

    Despite being partly an examination of repression, Carol captures the feeling of mutual attraction with pin-sharp, heartbreaking accuracy; a love story that's not just about being in love but which seems to find a way to express that sentiment in virtually every frame and image. Director Todd Haynes, writer Phyllis Nagy and producers Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross and Christine Vachon bring the book to the screen brilliantly, featuring an unexpectedly propulsive narrative, the atmospheric backdrop of New York at Christmas and the drop-dead gorgeous costumes of Sandy Powell.

    A film in which every moving part miraculously seems to fall perfectly into place, Carol really is a modern masterpiece.

    At the Somerset House on the Strand on 15 August 2018, book your Carol tickets today! 

    Please note: Certificate 15 - suitable for ages 15+ only. 

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