The day Tár was first offered to viewers back at the Venice Film Festival is when its award session fate was sealed. Opening to an exuberant 6-minute-long standing ovation, the movie brought director Todd Field back into the game after a hiatus of more than a decade. His last feature-length film was the 2006 movie Little Children starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly & Patrick Wilson still remains one of the most underappreciated American movies of the century.
With Tár, Field explores the life of a music conductor who, after being appointed as the first female chief conductor of a famous orchestra, undergoes the many traumas that artistic expression rallies along with it. Well received by first audiences and critics, the movie is currently at a 93% Approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the website’s consensus claiming “Led by the soaring melody of Cate Blanchett’s note-perfect performance, Tár riffs brilliantly on the discordant side of fame-fueled power.”
Blanchett, who won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the prestigious Venice Film Festival will probably have another shot at the big league, i.e the Oscars after her win for Blue Jasmine in 2013. The movie’s official synopsis reads “Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composers and the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. The film is an “exceptionally detailed portrait of a Promethean artist eventually hoisted on her own petard.”
Tár Movie Cast:
Headlined by Cate Blanchett, the movie has a host of other talented stars from around the world. Starring right opposite Blanchett is Nina Hoss, who the festival audience may know from her frequent collaborations with German director Christian Petzold in Barbara and Pheonix. She will be playing Blanchett’s love interest. Tár also stars Portrait of a Lady on Fire fame Noemie Merlant who will be making her English language debut playing Tár’s assistant Francesca.
Where to watch and Stream ‘Tár’ online?
Right now, the only way to watch Tár will be in a movie theatre. After having a limited release on October 7th, Focus Features, who are the distributors of the movie will be releasing it to a wider audience across the US on October 28th, 2022. You can visit the movie’s official website to see the theatre listing or book tickets for yourself.
As far as streaming is concerned, it is now available to stream on Roku Channel. You can also rent it out on Amazon Prime Video, VUDU, Apple TV, and YouTube.