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US 2022, Director: Todd Field

A transcendent Cate Blanchett brilliantly portrays Lydia Tár, one of the greatest composer-conductors who never lived: a genius, an EGOT, and the first ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. We see her navigate a life, both public and private, centered in the international world of classical music: the Juilliard students who dismiss Bach as misogynistic; the hangers-on who want her number; the young, upcoming Russian cellist; her daughter, her wife. In this delicious slow burn of a film, writer-director Todd Field has created a profound and inventive character study, exploring power and fame, passion and paranoia with a wily sensibility. Blanchett’s spectacular performance takes us deep into the life that underscores this complicated, fascinating character—her phenomenal talent, her relationships, her manipulativeness, everything. Watching her conduct is amazing: She takes it on, body and soul, as only a great artist can. —Lily Buchanan

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11:00 AM — Rafael 1

Director

Todd Field began his career as an actor, garnering a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for RUBY IN PARADISE (1993), before transitioning to writing and directing. Among his short films are TOO ROMANTIC (1992), WHEN I WAS A BOY (1993), and NONNIE & ALEX (1995), winner of the American Film Institute, USA Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award and a Sundance Film Festival honorable mention in the short filmmaking category. His critically acclaimed feature debut, IN THE BEDROOM (2001), was nominated for five Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and Field won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. He received a second Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination for his second film, LITTLE CHILDREN (2006).

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

158 min

Director:

Todd Field

Producers:

Todd Field, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan, Sebastian Fahr-Brix

Cinematographers:

Florian Hoffmeister

Editors:

Monika Willi

Writers:

Todd Field

Cast:

Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Mark Strong

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