In her own words, film star Cate Blanchett has no interest in using art for political purposes. "I don't think that artistic practice is a means of education," said the 53-year-old in Venice on Thursday. "I'm not interested in agitprop." "Tàr" premieres at the film festival on Thursday night, in which she plays the leading role.
What happens to a film once it's out is another matter, Blanchett said. "Once the thing is made, it can be politicized, disseminated, debated, people can be disgusted, hurt or inspired by it. But that's out of our control."
At the same time, the story is a fairy tale, she said. "To this day there is no chief conductor in the great, venerable German orchestra." The structures in the world of classical music are still very patriarchal in this regard.