While Todd Field has always created something breathtaking whenever he’s in the director’s chair, the American director surpassed all expectations last year with a contemporary masterpiece. Name Tar, the film stars Cate Blanchett as a revered conductor who rallies against the censorship of cancellation culture in her pursuit of the artistic sublime. However, her carefully constructed life is shattered when her dark history of sexual abuse comes to light.
Winner of numerous prestigious awards, Tar He was expected to win this year’s Oscars but failed to win in any of the major categories in which he was nominated. Since the story of Lydia Tar was completed in the film without an end, many assumed that the fall of the disgraced conductor would be a continuation.
However, Field denied that possibility in a recent interview, in which he admitted he hadn’t even considered a sequel. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I haven’t thought about it until now. It’s very likely.” Asked by an interviewer whether his decision might change over time, Field did not definitively answer: “I believe it is possible. I hope it’s possible.”
At this point, the director is likely set his sights on other projects. In a previous interview with Screen daily, he admitted that he was very interested in making a western. “Deep down I would like to make a western,” Field said. “I don’t know if it will ever happen.” Before TarField was attached to Jonathan Franzen’s long-running 2015 adaptation of the novel. Purity, but that did not happen. He called it “probably my biggest professional regret.”
Field also hopes that the character of Lydia Tar will serve as an inspiration for the new project: “The birth of cinema was due to our desire to observe each other, and not to observe events or things. There was always a sense of excitement about spectacle, intrigue, seduction and all that – but at the end of the day, I think we go to the movies to see ourselves. So it always starts with the character.”