Runtime: 95 minutes
Germany / Australia
Rated 14: coarse language, distrubing images
Directed by Julian Rosenfeldt
Starring: Cate Blanchett
Synopsis: From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
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. -New York Times
Blanchett delivering these intimidating texts, and completely changing the internal context from which each text emerges, is so breathlessly inventive that it’s nothing less than totally entertaining. -RogerEbert.com