“Carol” to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

The official selection lineup for the Cannes Film Festival it’s been revealed earlier today. Cate Blanchett will be there with the movie Carol, by Todd Haynes, based on the book “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith.


“Carol” (Todd Haynes, U.S.-U.K.). Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel about a lonely young department-store clerk who falls for an elegant older woman in 1950s New York. Haynes’ recent films (“Far From Heaven,” “I’m Not There”) have played the fall festival circuit, and this latest drama, which the Weinstein Co. is releasing Stateside this fall, will mark his first appearance at Cannes since 1998’s “Velvet Goldmine,” which received a prize for artistic contribution from the jury. (Sales: HanWay Films)

via Variety