Todd Field’s Long Road to “TÁR”
The New Yorker: “The last time Todd Field had a movie in theatres, the main character, a suburban dad, was debating whether or not to get his first cell phone. In Field’s new film, the main character, a world-renowned conductor, is defamed by a viral video. The shift in technology is just one measure of the astonishing gap—sixteen years—that it took for Field’s name to return to the screen. His first two features, “In the Bedroom” (2001) and “Little Children” (2006), were acclaimed chamber dramas that received a combined eight Academy Award nominations, establishing him as a bright light of indie filmmaking. Then he vanished, at least to moviegoers, until this past fall, when he emerged with “Tár,” starring Cate Blanchett as a baton-wielding maestro whose world crumbles under allegations that she has misused her power.”
Directors Roundtable: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Todd Field & More
Todd Field (‘Tár’), Alejandro González Iñárritu (‘Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths’), Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘The Woman King’), Joseph Kosinski (‘Top Gun: Maverick’), Sarah Polley (‘Women Talking’), and JD Dillard (‘Devotion’) join The Hollywood Reporter for our full Directors Roundtable.