NZ release: 26 January 2023

Offensive language & nudity Rated on: 26 January 2023


What’s it about?

Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors and is the very first female director of a major German orchestra. The film follows the downfall of her career after misconduct allegations are made.

The facts

  • Directed by Todd Field (Little Children)
  • English, German, Filipino and French languages
  • Runtime: 158 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This film was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.

Offensive language

Offensive language is used in the film, such as words like “f**king” and “sh*t”.


While Tár’s intimate relationships are a major theme of the film, brief nudity is shown but not in a sexualised way.

Mental health

There is a reference to suicide when a character ends her life. While none of this is seen on-screen it is made clear via email correspondence that she was dealing with significant distress in relation to her work and her relationship with Tár.

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