Film Carol

SG Film: Carol

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Every 1st Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen of the auditorium. December’s pick is the romantic period drama, Carol. In 1950s New York City, the aspiring photographer Therese falls for an older, married woman.


Genre: Romance, Drama
Film Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
Language: English – Subtitles: English
Time: 19:30-21:30 hrs. Free entrance (no registration required). Entrance Cobbenhagen building: see below.

"How could I know what I want if I say yes to everything?”

Therese Belivet is a young woman working as a clerk in a Manhattan department store when she meets Carol Aird, an alluring, married older woman. Their initial encounter sparks an immediate connection that evolves as they embark on a journey of profound discovery. As Carol breaks free from the shackles of her marriage, her husband begins to question her abilities as a mother, further complicated by her deepening involvement with Therese.

Based on a 1952 romance novel, Carol explores the complexities of desire, self-discovery, and the courage to pursue one’s authentic self. With captivating performances and exquisite cinematography, this is a timeless tale of passion and resilience in the face of adversity.


After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, Carol ended up being both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. Praised for the direction, as well as Blanchett and Mara’s performances, Carol garnered plenty of awards and nominations. It went on to receive 6 Academy Award nominations (incl. Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress). It was named the best LGBT film of all time by the British Film Institute in 2016.

‘’You leave the film's soft-grained world reluctantly, as if taking off a warm coat when it's still a little chilly inside.’’
–Seattle Times

‘’I went into a trance watching it - and haven't quite surfaced, even now.’’

Movies on the big screen on campus

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus:

More information

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. The movie Carol is shown in collaboration with the Umbrella Association.

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).

Entrance Cobbenhagen building

The Cobbenhagen building can be entered

  • via the Koopmans building, and subsequently the glass corridor to the Cobbenhagen building, till 21:00 hrs.
    Due to facade maintenance at the Koopmans building access is only possible via a shipping container (for protection). The Koopmans building is closed after 21:00 hrs.

  • via the main entrance of the Cobbenhagen building at the side of the Hogeschoollaan (near the pond). 

  • for disabled and wheelchair users, access is possible via the Koopmans building, or via an alternative entrance from the Warande parking lot and a side entrance to the glass corridor.

For more information, see also Campus map and buildings, and for assistance, please call +31 (0)13 - 466 3000 (Security).

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