The BFI London Film Festival just got a little more star studded, as it will be the site for the UK Premiere of CAROL.
The Leicester Square Gala of the BFI Film Festival has been announced to be serving a the UK Premiere of the film CAROL, which is a 1950’s set drama by Todd Haynes. The premiere of the film will take place on October 14, and will be attended by director Todd Haynes, alongside stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
The official blurb for the film reads as such: “A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.
While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.”
Clare Stewart, who is the BFI London Film Festival director, had this to say: “We are delighted to announce that Todd Haynes’ CAROL will be this year’s American Express Gala. CAROL is a deeply romantic, emotionally honest love story and is also cinema at its most intoxicating and immaculate.”
You can find out more information about the festival here and you can also purchase tickets for some of the events. If you’re interested in attending, a full programme will be released on September 1, as the event runs from October 7-18.