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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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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Cate Blanchett portrays 13 different characters, recounting 12 artists manifestos. 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 Talent
15 November 2017 | by SancarSeckinerSee all my reviews

When we watch Julian Rosefeldt's ''Manifesto'', 2015 with Cate Blanchett, we were expecting that we will find a different way of filming. Director , a German artist and film maker, - https://www.julianrosefeldt.com - highlights different manifestos ranging from Dada to Flux , including Lars von Trier's Dogme 95 rules for filmmaking under 13 different characters with Cate Blanchett' s superior performance. However, film is not so bright for Cate Blanchett after her two important works : Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, 2013 and Todd Haynes' Carol, 2015. After listening 13 different characters' speech , I remembered Leos Carax' s Holly Motors , 2012 with Denis Lavant. Directors are trying to show different aspects of their view. Meantime , a new film in the critics of art, Ruben Östlund' s the Square , 2017 is worth to thinking about.


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