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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.

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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 ... Self
Andrew Upton Andrew Upton ... Pop Art Extra
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Storyline

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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The installation was also shown in Berlin at the Museum für Gegenwart (at Hamburger Bahnhof), from February 10 to July 10, 2016, and the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from December 7, 2016, to January 8, 2017. 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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Art requires truth, not sincerity. See more »

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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I can see most people hating this
4 February 2018 | by kiratsuki-lSee all my reviews

I didn't quite get it myself maybe partly cause english isn't my native language and the profanity was distracting but I think the general idea was about art being put on a leash with rules and manufactured for the consumer (like in the scene where the teacher CORRECTS the art of children instead of leaving it as it is) rather than being created as it is.It also seems to be about being too obsessed with glorifying old art and not really creating anything unique to our current time.


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Country:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,628, 14 May 2017

Gross USA:

$161,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$416,389
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1.85 : 1
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