Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Australia, Germany 2015
  • Czech
95 min.

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.

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Director: Julian Rosefeldt
Screenplay: Julian Rosefeldt
Cinematography: Christoph Krauss
Music: Ben Lukas Boysen, Nils Frahm
Editing: Bobby Good
Production Design: Erwin Prib
Producer: Julian Rosefeldt
Co-production: Burger Collection
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, Rodrigo Rojas