A former protégée of Leonard Bernstein, an EGOT winner, the first woman to lead a major German orchestra, and considered by some to be the greatest living composer-conductor in Western classical music, Lydia Tár is on top of the world… until she isn’t. Publicly confronted with her selfish, abusive behavior, Lydia finds not only her career threatened but also her roles as a wife and mother — and her grip on reality.
Starring the indelible Cate Blanchett in a performance that everyone is talking about, Todd Field’s Tár is a character study unlike anything you’ve seen. Learn more about Lydia Tár with Vulture’s 100% true facts about the icon, or check out one (or all!) of the many interviews the film’s makers have given about it, including Blanchett’s charming discussion with Stephen Colbert, a panel with some of the cast and crew at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a recent conversation with Blanchett and Field moderated by famous conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and an interview the star and director did together with Variety.
Nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress for Blanchett, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing, you absolutely don’t want to sleep on Tár when it plays at IU Cinema this Friday!
“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