Sixteen years after Little Children and 21 years after In the Bedroom, Todd Field has returned to the big screen.

The Oscar-nominated director (who earned Best Adapted Screenplay nominations for both films and a Best Picture nomination for 2001's In the Bedroom) returns with his third feature, TÁR, which is slated to premiere during this year's Venice Film Festival.

Cate Blanchett, herself a two-time Oscar winner for The Aviator and Blue Jasmine, stars in the drama as Lydia Tár, a world-famous composer and the first female chief conductor of a German orchestra. The first trailer for TÁR, is light on plot, opting instead to set a mood with a slow-motion shot of smoke billowing from Blanchett's lips.

“It's about a sort of fall from grace, a come to Jesus moment, and about the creative process and about power, so it's really interesting," Blanchett teased on The Film Comment Podcast.

The film is a personal one for Field, who was a budding jazz musician before becoming a filmmaker. TÁR also stars Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Sophie Kauer and Sylvia Flote.

TÁR opens in theaters on October 7. Watch the trailer below.


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