First Look at Cate Blanchett as Composer/Conductor in Todd Field’s “TÁR”

By Brent Furdyk.

Jul 26, 2022 2:07 PM

For his first feature in 15 years and third overall, acclaimed director Todd Field (“In The Bedroom,” “Little Children”) tapped Cate Blanchett to star in “TÁR.”

On Tuesday, the first trailer for the upcoming film debuted, featuring a close-up of Blanchett, who puffs smoke from his mouth as a chilling voiceover warns, those “whom the gods destroy, they first make them mad with power”.

In order to achieve this power, the voiceover continues, one must “stand before the public and before God, and annihilate oneself”, much like Blanchett passionately conducts a symphony orchestra.

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“From writer/director Todd Field, starring Cate Blanchett, ‘TÁR’, set in the international classical music world, centers on Lydia Tár, widely regarded as one of the greatest living female composers/conductors and the first-ever female conductor of a major German Orchestra,” reads the official Focus Features synopsis.

According Variety, the screenplay would follow the fictional Tár as she prepares to record her final symphony in Berlin. The supporting cast includes Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Sophie Kauer and Sylvia Flote.

“TÁR” opens in theaters on October 7 and will have its world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival in September.

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