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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 ... 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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Germany

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English

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23 November 2017 (Germany) See more »

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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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-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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'Impressive' but empty and without plot
4 September 2017 | by PortobellaSee all my reviews

Almost 2 hours of different art manifestos performed by Cate Blanchett who plays many different characters that aren't interconnected. There is no plot or story and although Mrs Blanchett is a very able and efficient actress none of it touches you and you don't get where its all going, what did the director want with this? Apart from showing us how clever he is? It reminds me more of a museum/video-installation type of thing than something you would put in a cinema.


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