Devan Coggan
September 09, 2015 AT 03:32 PM EDT

In the new trailer for Carol, Cate Blanchett stars as the titular woman trapped in a loveless marriage. When she meets a young shop clerk named Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) in a Manhattan department store, the two feel an immediate connection, and despite their widely differing backgrounds and Carol’s complicated marriage, the two form a passionate relationship. Directed by Todd Haynes, Carol adapts Patricia Highsmith’s iconic 1952 novel, The Price of Salt.

“I first read it years ago, when I was filming my small part in a different Highsmith film, The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Blanchett told EW. “It was revelatory. You can’t forget [Highsmith] is the goddess of crime fiction, but in this instance, it’s the desire which is criminal.”

Carol will open in select cities on Nov. 20.

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