Cate Blanchett plays 13 different roles in this homage to the great artistic manifestos of our time, directed by artist Julian Rosefeldt.... More

"Taking on roles as diverse as a homeless man, preppy newsreader, and puppeteer, Blanchett is a chameleon. She playfully embodies key artistic manifestos including those of the Futurists, Dadaists and Lars von Trier's Dogma 95. The ideas of a range of artists, including Yvonne Rainer and Jim Jarmusch, are also explored. Manifesto was commissioned as an installation by, amongst others, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The ideas find new life in this feature-length form. With its stunning visuals and Blanchett's luminous performances, it is far more than a catalogue of famous manifestos. In questioning the role of art and artists in society today, it is a call to action." (Sydney Film Festival)Hide

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This works much better as an art installation then as a film but Cate Blanchett's performance is worth seeing alone.

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  • Rosefeldt and a very game Blanchett spring one surprising creation on the viewer after the other. But what it all adds up to is of course up for debate. Full Review

  • Confidently fulfils its ambitious intent with ease. Full Review

  • Whatever Rosefeldt intended, "Manifesto" doesn't quite set forth a manifesto of its own. But it's a blast of fresh air. Full Review

  • As an installation, "Manifesto" may have seemed like a sensory onslaught. As a movie, it's a very elaborate intellectual exercise, immaculate in every technical detail. Full Review

  • It's no longer a showcase primarily for the artist. Manifesto becomes a tribute to the actor - and to the process of acting itself. Full Review

  • "Manifesto" may not adhere to any conventional narrative structure, but it's compulsively watchable all the same... Full Review