Based on the novel «The Price of Salt» written by lesbian author Patricia Highsmith, «Carol» tells the love story of Carol (Blanchett) and Thérèse (Mara) in New York in the 50s'.
The Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 13 to 24. I will certainly keep you informed if the film won the Palme d'Or, though, without being pessimistic, I doubt that the jury awards a lesbian film this year again. Last year, «La Vie d'Adèle» («Blue Is The Warmest Color») had created a sensation by becoming the first film about a lesbian love story to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes. But who knows...?
Otherwise the official release of the film is scheduled for this fall.
Watch a behind-the-scenes of the shooting here: The Lesbian Film «Carol» Will Be Released In Fall 2015