Todd Haynes (2015)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Patricia Highsmith's controversial, keynote lesbian novel The Price of Salt is brought lovingly to the screen by director Todd Haynes, in resplendent Far from Heaven fashion. Trapped in a marriage of convenience, uptown, worldly Carol (Cate Blanchett) begins an affair with naive, besotted shop girl Therese (Rooney Mara). But this is early 1950s Manhattan and when Carol's husband threatens her with scandal, the women embark on a road trip towards self-discovery and inalienable truths. No one is better at nuanced melodrama in the classic Hollywood style than Haynes, and with two high-calibre leading ladies exercising coiffed poise, era-sensitive intelligence and sophistication in every fabulous-looking frame, this exquisite romance is both chic and chilly in correct proportion before it explodes in tear-jerking emotional transparency. A stunning masterpiece, front-loaded with atmospheric mood and poignant tenderness.


A housewife trapped in a loveless marriage in 1950s New York forms a close attachment with a younger woman seeking fulfillment in her own life. A passionate secret affair develops, but as her husband grows suspicious, she finds her competence as a parent being called into question. Romantic drama based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Every 60 minutes from 6.00am.

Cast & Crew

Carol Aird Cate Blanchett
Therese Belivet Rooney Mara
Abby Gerhard Sarah Paulson
Richard Jake Lacy
Dannie John Magaro
Tommy Cory Michael Smith
Genevieve Cantrell Carrie Brownstein
Fred Haymes Kevin Crowley
Phil McElroy Nik Pajic
Harge Aird Kyle Chandler
Director Todd Haynes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Nov 2015