THURSDAY 16th March

€8 / €6 (conc.)


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.

Festival & 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


“Tremendous” – The Irish Times,

“[An] outrageous, delirious and sensual psychodrama” – The Guardian,

“Blanchett’s best performance in years” – Little White Lies


Film Info

157 mins | USA | 2022 | 15A

Todd Field

Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Mark Strong