One of the most anticipated titles at this year’s Venice Film Festival is Tára dark drama starring amazing people cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, a pioneering female conductor and composer, and the first female conductor of a major German orchestra. The film premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, marking director Todd Field’s first photograph since 2006 Childand he wrote exclusively for Blanchett.
“It wasn’t written with Cate Blanchett – it was written Because Cate Blanchett,” said Field during the film’s press conference in Venice.
Tár explores all aspects of the conductor’s life, including her love affair with two female musicians under her command. It marks the second time at the end of 2015 Carolthat Blanchett would lead the wave of Oscar buzz for her layered portrait of a lesbian woman.
When The Daily Beast asked Blanchett at a press conference about the importance of breathing the lives of active gay women on screen at a time when LGBTQ rights are under attack, she elaborated on why. why.
“I think it’s important on a social level. Oneness in any art form is death,” she said. “But I am very wary of associating the word ‘importance’ with the word ‘art’, because I do not see that the practice of art is also an education. I think what people do with it after the thing happens – after the ‘event’, as Todd likes to call it – is made that can be politicized, popularized, or discussed, or people have You can hate it or insult it, or be inspired by it. But that is beyond our control.”
She continued: “It feels urgent, it feels undeniable. But oddly enough, I didn’t think about the character’s gender – or her gender – at all. And I think I liked that about the movie. Merely To be. It’s a very human portrait, and I think we’re probably mature enough as a species that we could watch a movie like this and not take it as a matter of title. Merely To be. “
“It’s a very human portrait, and I think we’re probably mature enough as a species that we could watch a movie like this and not take it as a matter of title. It just is.“
Describe Tár as “a fairy tale”, as no female conductor has yet led the great German orchestra, she insisted, “I don’t think our film is important. I think it’s undeniable and Mankind. “
Blanchett then spoke about Todd Haynes’ cultural impact Carolis now considered one of the best LGBTQ movies ever.
“Carol, when we made it, I look back at it now—no other movie like it had been made and Patricia Highsmith’s story was the first where a woman in love with another woman wasn’t redeemed by a man’s love or suicide, so it’s an important job in that respect and many other aspects,” she explains. “But at the time Carol done, then I realized how important it became for people. And at the time of its creation, it was just something that we had to create, and so I didn’t care about agitprop. While there are many interesting topics appearing in [Tár], it has nothing to do with any of that. They are conspiracy devices. “