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TÁR

Plus a Q&A with Pamela Hutchinson

Todd Field | 2022 | 158 MINS
USA/Germany
Cate Blanchett is now unable to attend the Q&A:

“I am honoured that Chichester Film Festival is screening a retrospective of my work and was looking forward to being present for a direct, buoyant and robust audience discussion regarding Tár, a film which I am extremely proud to have been part of as both an executive producer and actor. Even though Tár has already been released I am sensitive to the fact that it was produced by a currently struck company, so while my union is in the midst of vital negotiations, I feel it inappropriate to attend.” - Cate Blanchett

In Detail

Set in the international world of Western classical music the film centres on Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), considered the greatest living composer /conductor and the very first female Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.

“During the twelve months she prepared for ‘Tár’, Cate made two other films. Musically, linguistically, and physically she accomplished more in that year - again while making two other films - than Lydia Tár herself would have in twenty-five. Cate learned to speak German, conduct an orchestra, play the piano - yes that’s Cate playing, every note - and of course performed the most exhaustive amount of research. In the hours after a full shoot day when she should have in fact been sleeping, she continued practising all of these things. For one particular scene she spent her ‘day off’ on a formula-one racetrack mapped out to the precise dimensions as the roundabout at Alexanderplatz, swerving and braking at 60-miles per hour between eight cars driven by stunt people. She simply set the bar for everyone, and we had to do everything possible to try and keep up. If one were trying to get back from the moon with not enough fuel or oxygen, Cate is who you’d pray was sitting by your side doing the calculations. She is indefatigable, with a soulful sense of proportion, the one person on set who asks for nothing and gives everything.”
- Todd Field

“With her performance in ‘Tár’, Blanchett proves she is our greatest living actor.” (Rolling Stone)

Followed by a Q&A with Pamela Hutchinson and Roger Gibson

Tickets £10.50

Cate Blanchett is now unable to attend the Q&A:

“I am honoured that Chichester Film Festival is screening a retrospective of my work and was looking forward to being present for a direct, buoyant and robust audience discussion regarding Tár, a film which I am extremely proud to have been part of as both an executive producer and actor. Even though Tár has already been released I am sensitive to the fact that it was produced by a currently struck company, so while my union is in the midst of vital negotiations, I feel it inappropriate to attend.” - Cate Blanchett

If you have tickets at the original £13.50 price, you can:
- Keep tickets as they are and attend the film plus Q&A. You will receive a voucher for a future film of your choice.
- Contact the Box Office (01243 786650 or info@chichestercinema.org) to swap tickets to a different film and receive a credit note for either £3 (auditorium film) or £6.50 (studio film).
- Contact the Box Office for a credit or full refund of £13.50.

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