Man­i­festo

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Star­ring Cate Blanchett. Di­rec­tor Ju­lian Rose­feldt.

For­get the ephemeral Gal­adriel from Lord Of The Rings. It may be Blanchett’s best-known role but the Aus­tralian ac­tress is made of more se­ri­ous stuff. She is the best of her gen­er­a­tion and she shows just how good she is in Man­i­festo, a dif­fi­cult and com­plex work, where Rose­feldt uses her to por­tray 13 char­ac­ters, all giv­ing mono­logues in a col­lage of man­i­festos which have shaped mod­ern think­ing. Rose­feldt says the aim was to “ques­tion the role of the artist in so­ci­ety to­day”. He couldn’t have picked a bet­ter ex­am­iner.

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