Tár (2022) follows Lydia Tár as she navigates her career as a conductor while facing accusations of misconduct. She relies on Francesca, her personal assistant, to handle her schedule. While being interviewed by Adam Gopnik at The New Yorker Festival, Lydia promotes her upcoming live recording of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and book Tár on Tár. She meets with Eliot Kaplan, an investment banker and amateur conductor who co-founded the Accordion Foundation with Lydia to support aspiring female conductors. They discuss technique, replacing Lydia’s assistant conductor Sebastian, and filling a vacant cello position in Berlin.
Tár (2022) is an engaging and thought-provoking film that explores themes of power, gender dynamics in male-dominated industries, cancel culture and separating art from artists. It has been well-received by critics and audiences alike for its strong performances and compelling storytelling.