- Cast includes Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss
- Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
- Cert 15
“Cate Blanchett is colossal as a conductor in crisis” ⋆⋆⋆⋆ The Guardian
A force to reckon with in the classical music world, Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is a renowned conductor of a major German orchestra where she has co-founded a programme to mentor aspiring, young female conductors. Hotly tipped as a frontrunner in multiple categories in the upcoming award season, Tár will leave you on the edge of your seat whilst delivering one of the most suspenseful cinematic experiences in recent history.
Days away from a major book launch and a much-anticipated performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, it seems as if Lydia lives the perfect life, but when a student of hers commits suicide, the layers of her perceived fantasy world are slowly peeled back, and a series of questionable actions catch up to her.
Tár uncovers a plot that explores the destructive nature of the ego through critiquing manifestations of power. An exquisitely-written drama, the movie challenges its viewers to engage in nuanced conversations about cancel culture and identity politics. When we finally learn of the extent of Lydia’s demons, we’re left with the moral debate of when to separate an artist from their art.
In one of the best and most thought-provoking films of the year, Cate Blanchett delivers a career-best performance as the self-destructive title character whilst the precise direction of Todd Field (Little Children) presents an eerie classical aesthetic that reflects the world in which Tár takes place.
Cast includes Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss
Directed by Todd Field
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