See the Cate Blanchett trailer surrounded by smoke in the tar
By James Brizuela | Published
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Cate Blanchett star in a movie. She is usually part of a large ensemble cast that includes other actors who are as good as her at their craft. However, we finally got a first look at its new feature, which is called Tar. Blanchett takes on the role of a bandleader who happens to be a phenomenon. However, it looks like she might also have some vices that could bring her down. At least that’s what this trailer says. She exhales smoke from her mouth as a narrator says, “There are other kinds of plagues that are destroying us.” You can see the trailer below:
As mentioned earlier, the trailer begins with the puff of smoke from Cate Blanchett’s mouth. The smoke slowly begins to rise as the narrator talks about plagues and the global pandemic, likely referring to COVID-19. There is an accompanying sound of a choir that goes well with the speaking voice. We are then entitled to the image of a passionate Blanchett in the role of Lydia Tar, while she conducts her orchestra relentlessly. The camera pans from the bottom of her flying hair to her facing the orchestra in a few intense moments.
Tar follows the life of Lydia Tar, considered one of the world’s most influential and greatest conductors. She is also the first female conductor of a major German orchestra. Cate Blanchett takes on the lead role and is joined by Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Mark Strong and Allan Corduner. The film will be released in October via Focus Pictures and is said to have strong buzz at the Oscars. Hildur Guðnadóttir scored the film. She wrote the score for Joker, which led to her becoming the first female composer to win Best Score at the Oscars. Todd Field wrote, directed and produced the film. This Is Field’s Comeback Movie, As He Wrote And Directed It Small children in 2006, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Adapted Screenplay.
Cate Blanchett is one of the best actresses in the world, and it’s time for her to be cast in a leading role again. Not that the movies she’s appeared in alongside other top talent haven’t been fantastic. They certainly were. She was spectacular in Nightmare Alley and Don’t look up. We also look forward to seeing her in Pinocchio by Guillermo Del Toro and The School of Good and Evil. These last two films will debut on Netflix.
Tar has enormous talent involved in the film, and Cate Blanchett could get Oscar nominations for her performance. While it’s a little early to say we haven’t seen the movie, Todd Field certainly knows what he’s doing in the directing department. Tar will be released in theaters on October 7, 2022.