Cate Blanchett fans rejoice; no more losing precious screen-time to other, lesser actors. Debuting this January at the Sundance Film Festival, Manifesto is a film in which the Oscar-winning thesbian plays all 13 roles.
German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt was originally commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image to create Manifesto as a multi-screen film installation in 2015 which the artist has since re-cut into a single, linear film format, the first, full-length trailer for which has just been released.
Each of Blanchett's characters speak in dialogue swiped directly from manifestos on the art world, realised in the forms of a scientist, a homeless person, a school teacher, a TV newscaster and a cockney punk.
The official description reads: "Can history's art manifestos apply to contemporary society? An homage to the twentieth century's most impassioned artistic statements and innovators, from Futurists and Dadaists to Pop Art, Fluxus, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch, this series of reenactments performed by Cate Blanchett explores these declarations' performative components and political significance."
Whatever that means, we're sure Blanchett will slay.