“The work, and Blanchett’s role in it, is a remarkable exploration of cultural and cinematic tropes and expectations, as well as the jarring, dislocating effect of context on content.” – SMH
Manifesto comprises from thirteen different, equally stunning performances by Cate Blanchett embodying different characters – from a puppeteer to a school teacher to a homeless man. Originally presented as a multi-channel film installation by Australian-German artist Julian Rosefeldt, this condensed version premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was a hit at the Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival. Manifesto screens exclusively in Sydney at Golden Age Cinema and at ACMI in Melbourne.
Why Should You See This Film?
Because it’s ‘Our Cate’ Blanchett on screen for 95 minutes, that’s why. Also, the film explores cultural tropes and political tensions, drawing from artist manifestos stretching from Dada to Futurism. Mesmerising.