Cate Blanchett on Variety’s Music for Screens Summit; & other news

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TÁR won in all the categories it is nominated for at Sunset Circle Awards — Best Film, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Director and Screenplay for Todd Field, and Best Cinematography for Florian Hoffmeister.

Variety has made the conversation with Cate Blanchett, Todd Field, and Hildur Guðnadóttir available to watch online.

Check out other news below.

Variety’s Music for Screens Summit 2022
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On other news, this year is the second year of Earthshot Prize where Cate is co-founder and a council member. There is no confirmation whether she will be present at the event on December 2nd but according to The Times, she will be narrating a look back at the 2021 winners. It will be broadcasted on BBC One at 17:30 on December 4th, it will also be streamed on YouTube.

Cate is one of the backers of the new gallery, Sydney Modern, opening in Sydney this week. Cate has been quoted by The Times of the challenges that the new gallery will present.

“It’s a good thing that art poses thorny questions,” she says, because “art can break down the borders and boundaries of our imagination”. 

You may remember last month Cate moderated a conversation with Simone Young, who is the current and first female chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, for the documentary Knowing the Score. According to TV Tonight, Cate is one of the executive producers of the documentary.

Knowing the Score is a “music documentary exposing a struggle for gender parity and for artists to be valued in times of crisis, or sometimes even at all.” It will be available on ABC iView in 2023.

Simone Young and Cate Blanchett at the preview screening of TÁR in Sydney.

Sources: Sunset Circle, TVTonight, Documentary Australia