USA 2022 | Todd Field | vostFR | 158’ | digital | Cast : Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss
> 6 Oscar nominations, 2023 ; Best Actress Coppa Volpi, Venice Film Festival 2022
Tár examines the changing nature of power and its impact and durability in our modern world through the life of iconic musician Lydia Tár, the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.
« The genius of Todd Field’s superb Tár comes from the way the film-making echoes the treacherously seductive and mercurial nature of its central character. It’s a phenomenal picture, supported by top-tier crew, from the costumes (Tár’s tailored suits are a kind of intellectual armour) to the lithe camerawork, which captures symphonies of discomfort in the musicians, with a flutter of uncertainty that spreads through the orchestra like a scurrilous rumour. » (The Observer)
« It’s a total knockout, both austere and dryly hilarious, and its quality is impossible to consider separately from its colossal lead performance. » (New York Magazine)
« Cela faisait bien longtemps qu’un film, un vrai film d’auteur, n’avait pas autant passionné le public, qu’un personnage fictif n’avait pas suscité autant d’engouement et de commentaires. » (Le Monde)