Cert: 15A


Composer and conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is a classical music superstar. Her acclaimed run as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic is about to reach its crescendo with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. But Tár also has a history of abusing her power. As investigations into Tár’s past behaviour begin, her professional and personal lives start spiralling out of control.Writer / director Todd Field’s long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s Little Children, Tár is a masterfully-crafted portrait of a (fictional) composer. Cate Blanchett’s awards success is well-earned-she is utterly convincing and beguiling in the title role. Nina Hoss, meanwhile,offers a brilliantly restrained supporting performance as Lydia’s wife Sharon. Tár is simply a triumph.

***Please note the earlier start time of 7pm***

Festivals & awards:

Six Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)

Cate Blanchett - Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

Cate Blanchett – Best Actress, Venice Film Festival 2022


★★★★★ The Irish Times

‘[An] outrageous, delirious and sensual psychodrama’

★★★★★ The Guardian,

‘Blanchett’s best performance in years’

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