Watch the First Trailer of Oscar Contender ‘Carol’ Starring Cate Blanchett

With Telluride Film Festival over, it’s officially the beginning of Oscar season. And if you follow this website, you will know that ‘Carol’ happens to be one of the top Oscar contenders. The film has already been seen by some major critics and the reviews have been nothing less than fantastic. The fact that the film is a lesbian love story gives it a zeitgeist touch, which is only going to benefit it in the Oscars race. Whether it actually turns out to be the contender as some are calling it to be, we will have to wait and see, but for now, here is the trailer — which looks great — with the short synopsis.

Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.