Cate Blanchett plays 13 characters in 13 unique vignettes in this amazing collaboration between the Oscar winning actress and German visual artist Julian Rosefeldt. From a raging homeless man to a heartless financial trader, from an elementary school teacher to future-world scientist, Blanchett brings each character to life with a diamond-sharp ferocity.
Blanchett is first glimpsed playing a homeless man trudging across a blasted industrial landscape in Berlin, and we hear her on the soundtrack speaking the words of Karl Marx, predicting that capitalism is on its last legs. Next we see Blanchett as an office drone on the stock exchange, and her voice tells us, “The suffering of a man is of the same interest to us as the suffering of an electric lamp,” which is a line from a manifesto on futurist painting.
Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. She and Rosefeldt weave together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY! -Salon.com
Witty and Provocative -NY Times
Cate Blanchett is THRILLING! -The Playlist
SMART, SASSY, INTELLECTUALLY CHARGED AND VERY FUNNY. Cate Blanchett practically eats the camera lens. -The Wrap
Fri and Sat, Oct 20 and 21
Lost in Paris 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Manifesto 7:15 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
The Women’s Balcony 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Sun, Oct 22
Manifesto 5:15 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
The Women’s Balcony 7:45 @ Bear’s Place
*IU’s Global and International Studies Theater is on the first floor of the Global and International Studies Building, in between Fine Arts and the Herman B. Wells Library. If you are not sure where to go, come to the Upstairs Fine Arts Theater — we will escort you.