3 Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)
Winner! Best Film of the Year and Best Actress of the Year, Cate Blanchett—New York Film Critics Circle.
Some of the most ecstatic reviews in a very long time have greeted the first reviews of TÁR—and its star, Cate Blanchett. OK, first the bare bones: Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. Then, the bravos!: “The international world of classical music viewed through a famed conductor’s preparations to record Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 might seem like rarefied subject matter, strictly for highbrow aficionados. But Tár is a mesmerizing character study, its fine-grained details extending with needling precision into the shadowy recesses between its oblique scenes. The key talking point will be Cate Blanchett’s astonishing performance — flinty, commandingly self-possessed and ever so slowly splintering under pressure. But no less notable is the return of writer-director Todd Field (a Mainer and director of IN THE BEDROOM) with a forensically crafted major work, 16 years after his last feature…. Tár marks yet another career peak for Blanchett — many are likely to argue her greatest — and a fervent reason to hope it’s not 16 more years before Field gives us another feature. It’s a work of genius”—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.
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