‘TÁR’ Trailer: Todd Field Returns With Cate Blanchett’s Drama
Field’s first feature film in over 15 years is set to hit theaters in October.
16 years have passed since “Little Children” hit theaters. Now the world finally gets another Todd Field movie. The writer-director returns to the fall festival circuit this year – and (presumably) to the Oscar race with “TÁR”, a new project against the highly competitive classical music scene in Germany. If “Little Children” and Field’s earlier “In The Bedroom” were any indication of the filmmaker’s modern sensibilities, moviegoers should be in for a treat when his third feature opens this fall.
Cate Blanchett plays the titular Lydia Tár, an accomplished conductor. Not much has been revealed about the film’s plot, and the trailer provides valuable cryptic clues. According to Focus Features’ official synopsis, “TÁR” is set “in the international world of classical music, centering on Lydia Tár, widely regarded as one of the greatest living composer/bandleaders and the first-ever female conductor. conductor of a large German orchestra. .
Given Field’s impressive track record, it seems safe to bet that “TÁR” will be a major player (or shocking disappointment) come awards season. Field has two Best Adapted Screenplay nominations to his name, and Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Marisa Tomei, Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley have all garnered nominations for their performances in his films. Field’s debut film, “In the Bedroom,” was also nominated for Best Picture. Whether “TÁR” can compete for the Academy’s top prize remains to be seen, but if nothing else, Blanchett should be a formidable contender for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
“TÁR” is written and directed by Field and stars Blanchett, Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Sydney Lemmon, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sam Douglas, Vincent Riotta and Lucie Pohl. The film also features an original score by Hildur Guðnadóttir, known for her work on “Chernobyl” and the Oscar-winning score of “Joker”.
Thankfully, it seems unlikely that fans will have to wait another 16 years to see Field back behind the camera. He’s currently attached to direct Keanu Reeves in the first two episodes of Martin Scorsese’s long-running adaptation of “The Devil in White Town” for Hulu.
“TÁR” hits theaters on October 7. You can watch the new trailer below: