Now filming: movie about fictional orchestra conductor played by Cate Blanchett

Posted on: September 17, 2021

“The Australian actress Cate Blanchett will play the fictional Lydia Tár, the first woman to be invited as the chief conductor of a large German orchestra,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (9/14) Violin Channel. “The film, ‘TÁR,’ will be directed by … Todd Field, who also wrote the screenplay…. The score will be written by… Hildur Guðnadóttir [composer of film scores including Joker and Chernobyl]. Part of the filming will be done with the Dresden Philharmonic in the Kulturpalast concert hall at two performances of the Dresden Philharmonic … on September 18 and 19, 2021…. The concert program will involve Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and will be [conducted by] Stanislav Kochanovsky. Several tents and trucks will be set up around the Kulturpalast for the 120 film crew members. Joining Cate Blanchett in the cast are Nina Hoss and Noémie Merlant. According to a casting call notice: ‘The intellectual drama tells the story of world-renowned musician Lydia Tár (Blanchett), who is just days away from recording the symphony that will take her to the very heights of her already formidable career.’ … Filming begins in Berlin this month with the film’s release set for 2022.”