From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, whose premiere garnered rave reviews and a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. Cate Blanchett stars as Lydia Tár, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German Orchestra. We meet Tár at the height of her career, as she's preparing both a book launch and much-anticipated live performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Over the ensuing weeks her life begins to unravel in a singularly modern way. The result is a searing examination of power, and its impact and durability in today's society. Led by the soaring melody of Blanchett's note-perfect performance, TÁR riffs brilliantly on the discordant side of fame-fueled power.
The film is director Field’s first movie in 16 years, following the critically acclaimed LITTLE CHILDREN (2006) and his breakout IN THE BEDROOM (2001).
R, 158 min.
"TÁR is breathtaking entertainment, beautifully tailored in luxe, eerie Euro sleekness... That fine craftsmanship is all anchored by Blanchett’s alternately measured and ferocious performance." – Vanity Fair
"The film wields its intelligence and style with total effortlessness, and its every move holds your gaze like a baton’s quivering tip." – Daily Telegraph (UK)
"A significant leap in maturity, control and confidence that takes risks at every step. What’s more, they consistently pay off in a transfixing movie that feels like no other." – Hollywood Reporter
"The film represents a daring and quite comprehensive immersion in a rarified world and features a lead performance the likes of which doesn’t come along very often." – Deadline Hollywood Daily