Past Meetup

'Carol' Film – Prince Charles Cinema – Fri 30th Nov 2018, 3:15pm

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Prince Charles Cinema

Leicester Square · London

How to find us

Lets meet in the bar of the cinema at 3.00pm so that those wanting a drink/snacks can buy them and we can all say 'hello' before the film at 3.15pm. My mobile no. for anyone that cant find us is: 07986276684. I'll let you know what I'll be wearing.

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Details

Join me and fellow members to watch the film 'Carol' (dependent upon numbers) We'll meet beforehand in the bar of the cinema at 3.00pm so that we can all say 'hello' and those wanting a drink/snacks can buy them, watch the film at 3.15pm and then meet again afterwards. For those that would like, we can go for a drink and a chat and to reflect upon the film after. Look forward to meeting some of you soon. My mobile no. for anyone that cant find us is:[masked]. I'll let you know what I'll be wearing. Tickets can be bought online or by phoning the box office or on the day. Tickets cost £

Film Synopsis:
Synopsis:
In this adaptation of the novel, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.

Therese (Rooney Mara), is a young woman in her 20s and an aspiring photographer, working as a clerk in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life. She has a sort-of boyfriend, but there is something about her attitude behind that counter that suggests Therese is waiting ... for what she doesn't know. Then she spots the beautiful, elegant blonde Carol (Cate Blanchett) across the store floor, perusing the doll displays in the 1950s Manhattan department store. She meets Carol, the beautiful older woman who is trapped in a depressing, loveless marriage of convenience and an immediate connection sparks between them. Their first interaction is business-like, but in reality it is a flirtatious scene, pierced with the thrill of danger. The innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. As their bond deepens and they become romantically involved, Carol finds the strength to leave her husband, Harge (Kyle Chandler). Their daughter lives with Carol. Harge keeps trying to win Carol back but to no avail. Unfortunately, her spouse starts to question her fitness as a mother when he realizes that Carol's relationships with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) and Therese are more than just friendships and her involvement with them comes to light. Harge sues for divorce, using the relationships as leverage to win custody of their daughter. Directed by Todd Haynes.

Reviews

Carol is a soft and beautiful film that showcases subtle performances from Blanchett and Mara. Blanchett is a naturally theatrical actress, unafraid of being "dramatic." It's breathtaking… performed so flawlessly. The fact that this absorbing romance exists (and deserves) to be told is a tragic indication of an outrageous intolerance that hasn't been left in the past but sadly persists even today. It is a beautifully-directed film with two wonderful central performances. The movie plays in a lucid manner and keeps its pace.

The images in Carol are cool and elusive, but they also pulsate with life. This movie will haunt you with its tale of love denied and forbidden and a woman's quest to live authentically while facing social prejudices that force her to make a difficult choice. It is like a painting...An unconditional love story, amazing story telling and speechless performances by Cate Blanchett & Rooney

Its simplicity is its beauty... It draws you closer to the heart, fills you with raging emotions and then leaves you in an achingly beautiful space that you can never get out of. I am spellbound. Such a fine performance by Cate Blanchett, well supported by Rooney Mara, with excellent direction. Brilliant!!!! Excellent screenplay, couple of twists, mesmerising music… Really a lovely movie...

Link to the trailer/website:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH3zcuRQXNo

What to Bring:

A smile and sense of friendship, support, interest and enjoyment :)