The first teaser for Todd Field’s TR shows Cate Blanchett taking the orchestral world by storm. The actress will play the part of Lydia Tár, a brilliant composer and conductor who Rbears the distinction of being the first female head conductor of a large German orchestra in the feature film. Field, who has been on a 15-year hiatus from filmmaking since 2007’s Little Children, is returning to the director’s chair for the musical film. Immediately after Blanchett exhales a large puff of smoke, the teaser establishes the mood for the film’s dramatic arc. A male voice is heard over the close-up photo talking about the epidemic and forces that are trying to bring us down from both the inside and outside. As he speaks, he compares the epidemic to other “plagues” that have the power to “kill us,” giving us the impression that the film would focus on the inner demons of the great composer.
Blanchett takes command of her orchestra from the director’s stand as the teaser nears its conclusion. The actress completely immerses herself in the role, losing herself in the music as she instructs the musicians. Allan Corduner will also appear in the film together with Blanchett. Nina Hoss and Noémie Merlant will also appear in the film. As a co-producer with Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Field also penned the film’s script.
A work about one of the greatest fictional composers in history would be incomplete without appropriate music. Hildur Gunadóttir, who became the first woman to win all three of the major awards for her work on Joker, was hired by Field. It’s the icing on the cake that Field chose a female composer to write the music for Tár. The film’s concept is brilliant since it imagines a universe where all of the composers and conductors are women, which shows exactly how dominated the field is by men. For Field to make a return to the realm of filmmaking, we wouldn’t expect anything less of him.
Little Children, the director’s last film, received three Academy Award nominations for its portrayal of a romantic psychological drama. We’re anticipating a blend of both his psychological twists from Little Children and his ability to pile on the drama in 2001’s In the Bedroom to shine in TR. On October 7, TR will be launched in cinemas.