Todd Field is considering that TÁR may be the last film of his career. Despite the Oscar-nominated director returning to the chair for the first in 16 years with the arthouse epic TÁR following the downfall of composer-conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) that was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Field revealed that the filmmaking process may be too much for him to enter again.
“There’s a real challenge in making a film of any size. It’s not for the faint of heart,” Field told Cinema Scope. “I wish I was cut out for different stuff because I probably wouldn’t make more films. It takes a great deal out of me to make a film; I don’t know that I’ll ever make another one.”
Field goes on to detail that his decision is not a creative one, but rather something physical as he approaches 60 years of age. After exiting the now-shelved Hulu series Devil in the White City and pronouncing that his follow-up short film The Fundraiser in the world of Lydia Tár which debuted at Berlinale will never be screened again, Field appears to be breaking his relationship with any future projects.
In an interview with IndieWire, he states that the state of Hollywood and theatrical distribution surrounding a “dying arthouse community” that contributes to his hesitancy to embark on another film project. Field’s directorial filmography started in 2001 with In the Bedroom and Little Children (2006).