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Manifesto (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 November 2017 (Germany)
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Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director:

Julian Rosefeldt

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Credited cast:
Cate Blanchett ... Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erika Bauer Erika Bauer ... Situationism Extra #4
Ruby Bustamante ... Flight Attendant
Carl Dietrich Carl Dietrich ... Situationism Extra #5
Marie Borkowski Foedrowitz Marie Borkowski Foedrowitz ... Situationism Extra #1
Ea-Ja Kim Ea-Ja Kim ... Pop Art Extra
Marina Michael Marina Michael ... Situationism Extra #3
Hannelore Ohlendorf Hannelore Ohlendorf ... Situationism Extra #2
Ottokar Sachse Ottokar Sachse ... Situationism Extra #6
Ralf Tempel Ralf Tempel ... Catholic Priest (Dadaism)
Jimmy Trash Jimmy Trash ... Himself
Andrew Upton Andrew Upton ... Pop Art Extra
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Manifesto draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situtationists, Dogma 95 and other artist groups, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers, editing and reassembling them as a collage of artists' manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today. Performing these 'new manifestos' while inhabiting thirteen different personas - among them a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man - Cate Blanchett imbues new dramatic life into these famous words in unexpected contexts. Written by AnonymousB

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Art requires truth not sincerity.

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Drama

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Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2017 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,628, 12 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,656, 14 July 2017
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Originally a video installation exhibition with all 13 sections playing simultaneously on repeat at 13 different screens. The original exhibition took place in ACMI, the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, in Melbourne, the hometown of Cate Blanchett. The centre also serves as the resident for Blanchett's first Academy Award, as she donated the award to the museum for exhibition. See more »

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Various: [as a fifth-grade teacher] Now, nothing is original. OK? So you can steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration and fuels your imagination. OK? And you can devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, buildings, bridges, you know, trees, cloud formations, bodies of water, you know, even... even light and shadows. Now, I want you to select only those things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. All right? ...
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Alternate Versions

Originally premiered as a 130min multi-screen film installation exhibition in mid-December 2015 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, which then toured various other museum spaces around the world. The 2016 edited film version (90min) premiered at Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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Cate Blanchett's Show
11 April 2017 | by dorukonalSee all my reviews

The Manifesto is a German artist Julien Rosefeldt, played by Cate Blanchett's 13 different characters. Each character that Blanchett spots plays and sings passages from different manifestos. It's obviously a hard-to-follow, hard-core movie.

Still, the film has a fluent narrative. Rosefeldt identifies each character with a manifesto. It is possible to say, "What does he mean?" As the words flow rapidly. Because the content needs to be placed in a context and doing so is not possible because of the "difficult to follow" that I am talking about.

Although this situation reduces the pleasure of the film, it is not disconnected from the narrative that it reveals in general terms. Blanchett offers a one-man show. He did not portray his characters as if he had lived / lived. In parallel, I can say that atmosphere, make-up and fiction are also top level. It is also worth noting that the manifestos associated with Blanchett's performance, or the humor that he created about the contents ...


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