Focus Features has released a brand new teaser trailer for TÁR, its upcoming biographical drama starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as composer and conductor Lydia Tár. The film is currently scheduled to make its debut in theaters on October 7.
The video teases the film’s examination of the changing nature of power, its impact, and its durability in the modern world. It highlights Blanchett’s dramatic portrayal as her character prepares for a life-changing performance that will potentially take her career to another level.
TÁR will be set in the international world of classical music. It is led by Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who has signed on for the leading role of Lydia Tár, an orchestra conductor widely considered one of the greatest at her craft and the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.
Joining Blanchett are Mark Strong (The Imitation Game), Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Nina Hoss (Homeland), Julian Glover (Game of Thrones), Allan Corduner (Yentl), Sophie Kauer, and Sylvia Flote.
TÁR is being written and directed by Todd Field, who is making his comeback after a 15-year hiatus since the critical success of Little Children. It is produced by Field, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert. Production is currently underway in Berlin.
Acclaimed Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has also boarded the project to compose the film’s score. She is best known as the first female composer to win an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her work on 2019’s Joker.