NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Todd Field poses with an award in the GreenSlate Greenroom at The 2022 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for GreenSlate)
Todd Field, director during 31st Annual Toronto International Film Festival - "Little Children" Portraits at Portrait Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Movies - TV
Tar Is Getting A Cinematic Universe With Todd Field's New Short The Fundraiser
The New York Film Critics Circle awards ceremony named “Tár” as the Best Film of 2022, and while Cate Blanchett’s Lydia Tár may be down and out, the fictional world’s cinematic universe is far from over. Todd Field, the writer and director of the movie, discussed the upcoming short film “The Fundraiser,” set in the same world as “Tár,” though he provided little detail.
While speaking with Indiewire, Field was coy about what viewers should expect from the short, only saying, “Is the entire cast [of ‘Tar’] in ‘The Fundraiser’? No, not the entire cast. You’ll see a few faces and you’ll see some things that I think are surprising.” Given how “Tár” failed to make a profit despite its critical response, “The Fundraiser” could be an appropriate title for the short film.
Some like Martin Scorsese feel that “Tár” was a breath of fresh air as the box office is being dominated by franchise films like “Avatar: The Way of Water.” However, others have addressed the disconnect the average moviegoers feel toward seemingly pretentious films like “Tár,” as highlighted in The New York Times article, “Highbrow Films Aimed at Winning Oscars Are Losing Audiences.”