About Tár

From producer-writer-director Todd Field comes Tár, starring Cate Blanchett as the iconic musician Lydia Tár, the first woman to lead a major German orchestra and considered by some to be the greatest living composer-conductor in Western classical music. Tár examines the changing nature of power, and its impact and durability in our modern world. [158 min; drama; English, German, Filipino, and French with English subtitles]

Golden Globe nominee, Best Screenplay for Todd Field, Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama for Cate Blanchett, and Best Motion Picture, Drama

“As masterful as the character it portrays, Tár is a textured, finely calibrated, stunningly composed, and thoroughly contemporary study. Its chords reverberate long after the music fades.” — Marjorie Baumgarten, The Austin Chronicle

“The part of Lydia is scored for hero, villain, mother, dictator, and fuckup, and Blanchett responds with perfect pitch.” — Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“A stark, shattering work but there's a lot of meat on the bone, and Field gives viewers plenty to chew on... Tár is both Field and Blanchett's orchestra, and they both get to share the title of maestro.” — Adam Graham, Detroit News

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