Cate Blanchett’s latest film, TÁR, has received a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, according to reports.
The Oscar winning actress who seduced lesbians the world over with her portrayal of the icy Carol Aird who falls for a much younger woman in Todd Haynes’ critically-acclaimed Carol is sure to delight her large lesbian following with her newest role.
Ramin Setoodeh from Variety reported that following the September 1 screening of TÁR, the film received “an ecstatic six-minute standing ovation as the crowds at the Sala Grande Theatre kept chanting ‘Bravo!’ even surprising Blanchett at times.”
The already critically-lauded film is from producer-writer-director Todd Field. TÁR, stars Blanchett as the iconic but fictional musician Lydia Tár, “a globally renowned, gay and sometimes tyrannical conductor of a German orchestra, who finds herself in the crosshairs of a perilous #MeToo scandal,” Variety reported earlier.
Asked whether Blanchett thought her newest movie will be a landmark for LGBTQ representation on screen, the two-time Oscar winner said it “felt urgent and undeniable,” but added: “I don’t think about the character’s gender nor her sexuality at all, at all. I love that about the film. It just is. It’s a very human portrait. And I think we’ve matured enough as a species that we can make that not the headline or issue. I found that very exciting.”
In another bonus for lesbians, Blanchett stars alongside Noémie Merlant, who we loved in Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019). Also in the cast are Nina Hoss, who plays Blanchett’s wife, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, and Mark Strong.
Variety‘s review of the film called Blanchett’s performance “masterful” and said it is “destined to make her a major presence in this year’s awards season.”
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