From producer-writer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine) as the iconic musician Lydia Tár. Known as one of the world’s greatest composers and conductors, the film is a detailed portrayal of the fictional icon’s downfall. TÁR examines the changing nature of power, its impact and durability in our modern world.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival to great acclaim, and is part of the Main Slate at the New York Film Festival, opening this Friday.
Critics everywhere are raving. “It is truly impossible to think of anyone who could have played this part as effectively as Blanchett, who, in real life and on screen, can’t help but ooze intelligence and gravitas,” said The Hollywood Reporter. The sentiment was echoed by IndieWire, who declared, “Cate Blanchett Gives the Performance of Her Career,” and Vanity Fair, saying “Cate Blanchett May Have Found Her Magnum Opus.”
Cate’s performance as Lydia Tár is already a potential frontrunner for awards season— she has previously received an Academy Award for Best Actress for 2014’s Blue Jasmine.
We cannot wait to see this tense psychological thriller. As symphony lovers, this is definitely on our must-watch list, but we’ll see anything starring Cate. Watch the trailer—it will give you goosebumps.
TÁR will open in Toronto on October 14th, Vancouver and Montreal on October 21st and Nationwide on October 28th.