Cate Blanchett plays 13 characters to deliver Rosefeldt’s Manifesto

By - CTL
January 23, 2017

Without a doubt, Cate Blanchett is a modern giant of Australian stage and screen, with multiple accolades to her name, including six AACTA Awards, two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards.

A brilliant actor and gifted chameleon, her latest project looks set to bring another raft of awards her way.

What sounds like an ambitious and unique sounding project by German artist Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto received its international premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The central question being explored in the film is…Can historic art manifestos apply to contemporary society? An homage to the 20th century’s most impassioned artistic statements, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch, this series of reenactments – all performed by Cate Blanchett – explore these declarations’ performative components and political significance.

Blanchett’s performance is already being heralded as a tour-de-force, an incredible 13 leading performances packed into one 90min feature. The word’s themselves speak to us all about the nature of creativity in our modern society, and as filmmakers, challenging the notion that art can often be inaccessible and alienating to a mass audience.

Check out the trailer below for a taster of Blanchett’s brilliance…



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