Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Mary Magdalene) has been hired to score the upcoming drama TAR. The film is written and directed by Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children) and stars Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss und Noémie Merlant. The movie revolves the first woman to be invited as the lead conductor of a major German orchestra. Field is also producing the project for Standard Film Company, alongside Alexandra Milchan (Street Kings, Righteous Kill) & Scott Lambert (The Terror, Paranoia) for Emjag Productions. The most recent production update was revealed by the Dresdner Philharmonic (via DieSachsen.de). TAR is shooting this month in Germany and is expected to be released in 2022 by Focus Features.
For those who don't have the stomach to watch this unbearable trailer, allow me to walk you through it. Over a super-slow motion shot of Cate Blanchett exhaling smoke, a narrator very seriously announces
The global pandemic has had an enormous impact. On our world, our culture, and our very belief systems.
But there are other kinds of plagues that visit us.
And whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
The mills of God grind slowly and exceedingly small.
The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
Power, true power, requires camouflage.
And if you want to don this mask, dance this mask, you must sublimate yourself and your identity.
You must, in fact, stand in front of the public and God, and obliterate yourself.
Cut to: Blanchett furiously conducting an orchestra.
Seriously, has there ever been a more pretentious word salad? What has any of these statements to do with the next?
If there's a HomeGoods on the Harvard campus, this is the aisle with the inspirational signs.