carol_1One of the most anticipated films of this year is Todd Haynes‘ “Carol” starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, and Kyle Chandler.  Based on the novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith, the film tells the story of a young woman Therese (Mara) who meets Carol (Blanchett) while working in a department store.  The two instantly have a connection and sparks begin to fly.

Distributed by The Weinstein Company, the film is about to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month and expectations are through the roof.  Can Haynes finally score a long overdue Best Director nomination after being passed over for “Far from Heaven” and “I’m Not There?”  Will Blanchett join Meryl Streep in the three Oscars wins club?  There are many speculations but based on the first few clips that have been released, we may be in store for something substantial during the awards season this year.

Watch the clips down below via The Playlist:

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