- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Blanchett plays the fictional conductor Lydia Tár who, at the beginning of the trailer, stands against a black background and in slow motion exhales smoke from her mouth. That sets in motion a monologue about the meaning of time.
“You cannot start without me. I start the clock,” a voiceover says as Tár pores over a stack of classical music records and adopts a pensive, nail-biting pose.
Through a montage of live action, photos, drawings and other visual materials, the trailer and its narrative convey a woman veering out of control and, before possibly reaching a breaking point, finding exhilaration at the conductor’s concert podium.
Tár in the movie is considered one of the greatest living composers and conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. The film’s supporting cast includes Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Mark Strong, Allan Corduner, and Sylvia Flote.
The score for Tár is written by Hildur Gudnadóttir, the first female composer to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for best original score.
Tár opens Oct. 7.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
San Sebastian International Film Festival
They Cloned Tyrone