Lydia Tár: Wiki, Biography & more (2023)

Lydia Tár

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Who is Lydia Tár?

Lydia Tár is the first female chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Wikipedia Profile: Tár (Movie)

Directed byTodd Field
Written byTodd Field
Produced byTodd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert
StarringCate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Mark Strong
CinematographyFlorian Hoffmeister
Edited byMonika Willi
Music byHildur Guðnadóttir
Standard Film Company / EMJAG Productions
Release datesSeptember 1, 2022 (Venice), October 7, 2022 (United States), March 2, 2023 (Germany)
Running time158 minutes
CountriesUnited States, Germany
Budget$25 million
Box office$29.1 million
Source: Wikipedia


Movie Tár

The 2022 psychological drama movie Tár was written and made by Todd Field. Lydia Tár, a well-known conductor facing allegations of misbehaviour, is portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the movie. Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, and Mark Strong make up the supporting cast. Tár had its world premiere in September 2022 at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, where Blanchett took home the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. Prior to its general release on October 28 through Focus Features, it had a limited theatre premiere in the United States on October 7, 2022.

About the Character Lydia Tár

The Berlin Philharmonic’s first female main conductor is Lydia Tár. Francesca, her personal assistant, manages her schedule on her behalf. At The New Yorker Festival, Lydia promotes her upcoming live recording of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony as well as her book Tár on Tár while being interviewed by Adam Gopnik. Eliot Kaplan, an amateur conductor and investment banker who formed the Accordion Foundation with Lydia to assist young female conductors, is the person she meets with. They talk about technique, finding a conductor to replace Lydia’s helper Sebastian, and filling a cello job in Berlin.

Lydia conducts a lesson at Juilliard as a guest professor. She encourages pupils to concentrate on the music and put “the art before the artist,” after Max criticises 18th-century musician J. S. Bach for being a white hetero cis guy. Challenge, a 1923 book by Vita Sackville-West, is anonymously given to Lydia. She rips out the book’s title page, which has a damning dedication in Romani and is decorated with a hand-drawn kené design.

Lydia takes a flight back to Berlin, where she resides with her adopted daughter Petra, her wife Sharon, who serves as the concertmaster of the orchestra, and their home. In the lavatory just before a blind audition for the cello slot, Lydia notices a young Russian applicant named Olga Metkina. Olga is given a soloist position in Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto after Lydia makes a revision to the score to guarantee Olga a place in the orchestra. Lydia’s relationships with Francesca and Sharon become strained as a result of her desire to Olga.

Young singer Krista has been put on the do-not-contact list as a result of alienating Lydia, her former mentor. Krista kills herself after sending Francesca frantic emails, and her parents want to file a lawsuit. Francesca is told by Lydia to erase the emails and hire legal counsel. Sebastian learns of his replacement from Lydia. He declares that he is incensed and that the orchestra is aware of her favouritism, which implies abusive behaviour. He predicts Francesca will take his place, possibly in exchange for sexual favours. He will be replaced by an other contender, according to Lydia.

While jogging in the park, Lydia hears a screaming woman in the distance; while attempting to finish a composition “for Petra,” she is disturbed by the sound of a medical device next door, where her neighbour is caring for her dying mother. Lydia is plagued by an increasing sensitivity to sound, vivid surreal nightmares, daytime hallucinations, chronic pain, and enigmatic patterned scribbles similar to those Krista once made. After Lydia’s Juilliard class is captured on a deceptively produced cellphone video that goes viral, a New York Post piece accusing her of sexual predation appears. In order to attend a deposition in the lawsuit brought by Krista’s parents and to promote her book, Lydia travels back to New York City with Olga. They are greeted by protesters.

Due of the issue, Lydia is fired as conductor in Berlin. Indignant with the accusations and Lydia’s silence, Sharon forbids her from visiting their child. Lydia isolates herself in her old studio, where she spirals into madness and depression. She infiltrates the live taping she was meant to host and assaults Eliot, her stand-in. She returns to her modest childhood home on Staten Island, where certificates of accomplishment carrying her birth name, Linda Tarr, hang on the wall, after receiving advice to keep quiet from her management company. She cries while viewing an old VHS of Leonard Bernstein talking about the significance of music on Young People’s Concerts. Tony, her brother, shows up and chastises her for ignoring her origins.

Lydia discovers work happening in the Philippines some years later. The hotel concierge refers her to a brothel that poses as a massage parlour, where young women are seated in a semicircle and wearing robes with numbers. When Number 5 gives Lydia a direct glance, Lydia runs outside to throw up. In front of a group of cosplayers, Lydia conducts the Monster Hunter video game series’ soundtrack.


Is Lydia Tár based on a real person?

It appears that Tár’s backstory was heavily influenced by Marin Alsop’s.

What was Lydia Tár accused of?

The accusation that Lydia had slept with younger women in exchange for favours.

Is Tár based off a true story?

Tár is not based on a real person.

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