Cate Blanchett Takes on 13 Roles in ‘Manifesto’ Trailer

Julian Rosefeldt's Linear Cut

A trailer has dropped for Julian Rosefeldt‘s linear cut of the multi-screen film installation Manifesto, ahead of its premiere at this month’s Sundance Film Festival.

The movie sees Cate Blanchett taking on 13 different roles from a homeless man to a school teacher, from a grungy punk rocker to a TV newscaster. Scenes are based on manifestos written by artists, architects, and filmmakers and the actress explores Dada, Futurism and more. The art installation debuted back in late 2015 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and it now heads to the Sundance Film Festival in theatrical form.

Yahoo Movies debuted the new trailer, which you can watch in the player below.

Julian Rosefeldt's Linear Cut

Tour-de-force: a term so overused that we need an undeniable acting performance to renew its meaning for cinema. Cate Blanchett has just given us one, going all-out in Manifesto. Already respected as one of the best actresses in film, Blanchett raises the bar even higher by playing 13 different roles in Manifesto, embodying some of the most influential and emotional artist manifestos in history.

The architect of this unique film idea is director Julian Rosefeldt, a veteran of intricate films and installations. In Manifesto, he uses the words from various twentieth century manifestos of artists, architects, and filmmakers for dialogue. With a gorgeous production and luscious cinematography that would make Baz Luhrmann proud, Rosefeldt puts Blanchett in the everyday world — as a housewife, a factory worker, or a TV anchor — declaring the words that have inspired whole art movements. Manifesto is entertaining while also asking us to question if these passionate statements still hold true and inspire us today.

Julian Rosefeldt's Linear Cut

“Art requires truth, not sincerity.”

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