Manifesto

  • Dir: Julian Rosefeldt

  • Germany, 2017, 95 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer

A scientist, a choreographer, a punk, a puppeteer… they are all personae of the chameleonic Cate Blanchett, who plays 13 wildly different characters, each of whom delivers a famous “manifesto”. Started with Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto shouted by her unrecognizable disguise as a filthy homeless man, to her role as a school teacher spouting the Dogme 95 doctrine to fifth grade students. No more sacred texts, these manifestos are turned inside out in utmost absurdity. Julian Rosefeldt transforms his art installation into a visually arresting film, bringing fresh possibilities to ideas that were always intended to rock the world.

2017 Sundance Film Festival

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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