Manifesto

Julian Rosefeldt

A respectable mother is saying grace at the table before lunch, while her sons and husband wait impatiently. “I am for an art that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum”, she says. “I am for art which develops holes like socks, which is eaten like a piece of pie.”
The words are from a manifesto by pop artist Claes Oldenburg from 1961. They are intoned by Cate Blanchett, in one of thirteen (!) roles the actress plays in Manifesto, Julian Rosefeldt’s experimental film, for which he draws on the statements of more than fifty artists and thinkers from the twentieth century. This film, derived from Rosefeldt’s multi-screen film installation of the same name, is a tour de force in which leading ideas about art and society are handily presented in twelve parts. The remarkably versatile Blanchett (her roles include a homeless person, a puppeteer, a director and a choreographer) invests the text with freshness and vitality. The witty, entertaining Manifesto is proof that visionary ideas really can be timeless. 

Screenings

  • Pathé 5
    No subtitles
    Tue 31 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    No subtitles
    Wed 1 Feb Buy
  • KINO 1
    No subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 1
    No subtitles
    Fri 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Julian Rosefeldt
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Germany
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
94’
Language
English
Producer
Julian Rosefeldt
Production Company
Schiwago Film GmbH
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Writer
Julian Rosefeldt
Cinematography
Christoph Krauss
Editor
Bobby Good
Production Design
Erwin Prib
Sound Design
Markus Stemler, Fabian Schmidt, Hanse Warns, Alexander Buck, Song Kuenil
Music
Nils Frahm, Ben Lukas Boysen
Cast
Cate Blanchett