The British Film Institute (BFI) on
Tuesday named Carol the best LGBT film of all time.
According to Reuters, the BFI's list of
top 30 films was decided by a panel of 100 film experts.
British director Andrew Haigh's Weekend
came in a close second, followed by the Hong Kong romantic drama
“Carol's win excites us
because it's great to see a film about two women in love enjoy such
prominence, particularly given cinema's relative lack of lesbian
content,” Tricia Tuttle, deputy head of festivals BFI, is quoted as
Based on Patricia Highsmith's (under
the pseudonym Claire Morgan) 1952 novel The
Price of Salt, the film – set in 1950s New York –
revolves around department-store clerk Therese (played by Rooney
Mara) as she falls for Carol, an older, married woman (Cate
featurette includes Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sara Paulson