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Newcomer Zethphan Smith-Gneist Holds the Screen With ‘Tár’ Star Cate Blanchett in Film’s Most Talked-About Scene

Few scenes from writer-director Todd Field’s provocative masterpiece Tár have gotten audiences talking — and sometimes hotly debating — more than the first-act showdown between Cate Blanchett’s brilliant conductor, Lydia Tár, and Max, a student in her Juilliard master class. Shot in one white-knuckle take, the ten-minute sequence begins elegantly enough, with Lydia commanding the […]