We are huge fans of Cate Blanchett here at FemaleFirst and she is back on the big screen this week with her new film Carol.



Carol has already been winning over the critics and is set to be another fine performance from the Oscar-winning actress. In fact, Blanchett is tipped to be in the Best Actress Oscar race and could be getting her hands on the gong for a second time next year.

The movie sees her team up with Rooney Mara - who is no stranger to the Best Actress Oscar race herself - for the first time. And the two of them feature in this brand new clip from the film:

I can't wait to see Blanchett and Mara share the screen together... could both find themselves in the running for Best Actress? It would be a shame to see them go head to head when they could both win if one is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category. I guess we are going to have to wait and see how that one pans out.

Carol is the latest film offering from director Todd Haynes, in what is his first feature since I'm Not There back in 2007. Carol sees him reunite with Blanchett, but this is the first time that he has worked with Mara.

The movie is based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith and has been adapted for the big screen by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy.

A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Mara) is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (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.

Carol has been tipped as an Oscar contender ever since it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and it really does look like it is going to be a major force during the awards season.

Carol is released 27th November.

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