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  • Blanchett, Mara on crafting the lesbian romance of 'Carol' 
    Updated: May-19-15 12:20 pm

    CANNES, France - Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are sitting in a bright room, with the Mediterranean all around, atop the Palais des Festival, the hub of the Cannes Film Festival. As the stars of Todd Haynes' '50s lesbian romance "Carol," they've been at the very center of Cannes both because "Carol" epitomizes the positive female focus of this year's festival and because few films have been more lauded here.