Last night Cate attended the opening of the Pedro Almodovar Retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, here are photos:
On Monday night, Cate attended the Gotham Independent Film Awards to present an award to Amy Adams, here are the photos:
Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I’ve updated the gallery with the missing photos from the Ocean’s Eight Set. Hope you enjoy! (There are a lot of them!)
Hello everyone, brand new cover and photoshoot for Cate. She talks with United’s Rhapsody Magazine on The Present, theatre, her Broadway debut, Thor and her sons. Photos by Michele Aboud.
Hello everyone, and a very good morning to all our European friends! After Germany and Denmark, Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto tours in France and Netherlands!
For the 200th anniversary of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts) in Paris, Manifesto will show at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in a double exhibition from February 24 to April 20, 2017.
Manifesto et L’École de la République : d’Antigone à Mariannedans les collections des
Beaux-Arts de Paris.
24 février – 20 avril 2017, Palais des Beaux-Arts
Au Palais des Beaux-Arts, le premier volet du programme débutera en février 2017 avec une exposition conçue à partir des collections des Beaux-Arts présentée conjointement à Manifesto, une grande installation vidéo de l’artiste allemand Julian Rosefeldt. Les deux expositions rendent compte des confrontations idéologiques qui ont animé la politique et l’art, au xixe siècle avec l’émergence d’une pensée républicaine, et, au début du xxe siècle, avec les engagements et les prises de position des avant-gardes.
Ce volet d’exposition s’est ouvert dès le mois d’octobre 2016 par une exposition de 150 dessins issus des collections des Beaux-Arts à la fondation Custodia. L’ensemble décrit une autre période de forts bouleversements historiques avec le passage de la fin du règne de Louis XV à la Révolution.
via Official program
The Holland Festival just announced the first six exhibitions part of their annual festival set for June in Amsterdam. Manifesto will open every afternoon from June 4 to June 25, 2017. You can book a ticket here
Hello to you all! There are some (very little small) news on Weightless, the third collaboration between Cate Blanchett and director Terrence Malick. The movie, shot in Austin, Texas in 2012, (see some behind the scenes here), opens in:
- Nord America, on March 17, 2017;
- Germany, on May 25, 2017 (thanks to One Big Soul Community for the news) and, rull of drums,
- Cate Blanchett’s character is named: Amanda, according to the IMDb!
If you have any more news, please let us know.
The Evening Standard interviewed Cate Blanchett about her love for London. Enjoy!
A work in progress. At the moment it’s somewhere between New York, where I’m doing an Ocean’s film, Sydney, where my husband is currently directing a play, and just outside London in the country.
Last play you saw?
We took our boys to see The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End and absolutely loved it. They peed their pants. Before that it was One Man, Two Guvnors, which was more elevated emotionally and psychologically for them.
Most romantic thing someone’s done for you?
Taken me out for lunch and then taken me out for dinner. On the same day.
Labour and Wait in Shoreditch. I love that it stocks utilitarian objects for everything from the garden to camping trips. I also love Daunt Books and Mint interiors in Kensington. Lina, the owner, has the most extraordinary eye and does interesting collaborations with artists and designers.
Best thing a London cabbie has said to you?
A cabbie once asked me what fragrance I was wearing, because it was his girlfriend’s birthday. And I was so touched that I gave him the bottle. It was actually a very exclusive Armani Privé scent, and I didn’t have another one, but I had to give it to him because I thought he would never find it.
If you could buy any building in London, which would it be?
Wilton’s Music Hall. You can just feel that many a jolly evening has been had in there. The shape of it is so unusual that I think it’s really inspiring for theatre makers because they start to reinvent their relationship with the audience. It’s magical.
Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
David Hare once passed on a piece of advice to me that Judi Dench once gave him: ‘F*** ‘em, f*** ‘em, f*** ‘em.’ It has been very useful, in life and in the arts.
What are you up to at the moment?
I’m building a pigpen, reading How Did We Get Into This Mess by George Monbiot and working with the BFI on the launch of the IWC Filmmakers Bursary award, which gives young directors their first foot on the funding ladder.
Most memorable meal?
I’m a great fan of the sausage and sauerkraut at Fischer’s in Marylebone (below).
What building would you like to be locked in overnight?
The National Portrait Gallery.
Who is your hero?
Angela Merkel. She has been extraordinary in holding things together and offering patient, long-term solutions to very complicated problems.
Last album you downloaded?
I much prefer buying albums to downloading them — I like to hold them like books — but I did download Nick Cave’s last beautiful album Skeleton Tree. I think he’s an extraordinary person, and it was so full of the stuff of life and death and the pain of being alive.
Good morning! Two new behind the scenes photos from Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Holiday Campaign 2016. Enjoy!
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New article about The present from Vogue magazine. Enjoy the reading and the beautiful new photo!
Over the years, various playwrights, among them Michael Frayn and David Hare, have taken a crack at adapting Platonov, Anton Chekhov’s youthful and unwieldy first play—which, running some six hours long and featuring more than a dozen characters, went unproduced and unpublished in his lifetime. When Andrew Upton decided to try his hand at wrestling the sprawling work into a coherent evening of theater, though, he had a secret weapon: He would be tailoring it for two performers with whom he had already worked closely, one of whom happened to be perhaps the finest actress of her generation, not to mention Upton’s wife of nearly 20 years—Cate Blanchett. That production, titled The Present—a smash last year at the Sydney Theatre Company—arrives on Broadway this month under the direction of the Irish stage and screen director John Crowley (Brooklyn), with an extraordinary ensemble cast, giving New York audiences a chance to see Blanchett reunited with her Uncle Vanya costar Richard Roxburgh. “Obviously I know Cate very well,” Upton says with a laugh. “And knowing that I could write it around her and Richard—they’re so beautiful together and have such chemistry onstage—allowed me to find the energy in the play and cut right to the heart of it.”
Upton has taken the elements of the play that would become hallmarks of Chekhov’s more mature work—the bucolic setting, the mixture of comedy and tragedy, the befuddled characters ruing their lives—and brought them into the late twentieth century, setting the action at a dacha outside post-perestroika Moscow against the rise of the oligarchs. The fortieth birthday of Anna Petrovna (Blanchett), a no-longer-wealthy widow at a crossroads, brings together an assortment of hapless old admirers and menacing new suitors, plus assorted wives and children, for a combustible weekend in the country. Chief among them is Mikhail Platonov (Roxburgh), a womanizing schoolteacher bitter about the unfulfilled promise of his life, including the unconsummated passion between him and Anna, who still loves him but is in the market for a rich husband. For Blanchett—whose past stage triumphs include such unhinged heroines as Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Yelena in Uncle Vanya—the moody, quixotic Anna is just the kind of challenge she relishes.
“Like all the Chekhovian women I’ve had the great”—Blanchett pauses and then gives a throaty laugh—“misfortune of attempting to inhabit, Anna is like the weather: Emotional states come upon her one after the other, and you have to simply be inside the shifting states, which is either excruciating or thrilling, depending on which week of rehearsal you’re in. She’s asking herself existential questions: Can I go back and start again? Which bits of my life could I do differently? Is there anything worth salvaging from my past? And if not, then I’m just going to have a last hurrah and burn it all down.”
For those who know Blanchett only from the almost unearthly poise and intelligence of her screen roles, the slapstick physical abandon and high-wire emotional daring of her stage work—which in this case involves shooting off guns and dancing in a dangerously suggestive frenzy with an oligarch and his teenage son—can be startling. “She’s fearless,” Crowley says. “And she is relentlessly and restlessly playful, constantly hammering and kicking at a moment to find new ways of opening it up—like a kid trying to pull a toy apart.” Adds Roxburgh, “Cate has absolutely no vanity—which is a hell of a lot of fun.”
In addition to collaborating on Vanya, Roxburgh played Hamlet to Blanchett’s Ophelia in a 1995 Belvoir Street Theatre production in Sydney. “He’s one of my favorite actors on the planet,” Blanchett says. “There’s never a false note in anything he does. The stakes are always high, the level of play is always rich, and I always know that wherever I decide to go, he’ll be right there with me. I’d do everything with Rox if I could.”
With his Broadway debut in The Present, Roxburgh, already a film and TV star in his native Australia, may finally get some of the fame here that he richly deserves. The 55-year-old actor, who grew up in Albury, New South Wales, caught the theater bug while playing Willy Loman in a high school production of Death of a Salesman (“Some nuns came backstage after, weeping,” he recalls, “so I knew I was onto something”), going on to play Vanya at drama school. He just finished starring in the fourth season of the hit Australian series Rake—an apt epithet for the self-loathing, compulsively seductive Mikhail in The Present. (Platonov is sometimes known in Russia as Don Juan of the Volga.) “He’s a brilliant man—an intellectual overachiever, witty, sardonic, charming,” Roxburgh says, “but he can’t quite get his hands around life. He should have been somebody formidable in society, but instead he’s settled for something less. So his only outlet is to try to get a thrill by manipulating the strings of all the women who come through the revolving door at this party.”
In the year since Upton gave up the helm of the Sydney Theatre Company (Blanchett stepped down as co–artistic director in 2013), the couple have moved to a house in the country in Sussex, England, and focused on spending time with their family—sons Dashiell, fourteen; Roman, twelve; and Ignatius, eight; and their daughter, Edith, who turns two this month. “It’s been extraordinary and challenging and wonderful,” Blanchett says. “Watching all of them become this kind of unit that you know will outlive you has been deeply moving.” Now, though, her career is back in full swing. This fall, she traveled to New York, where she shot the female heist film Ocean’s Eight, which costars, among others, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna. Next is a screen adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette. And in the meantime, Blanchett’s image will be turning up at the Park Avenue Armory this month as part of Julian Rosefeldt’s massive art installation Manifesto, in which she appears simultaneously on thirteen screens playing thirteen characters—from a newscaster to a homeless man—delivering a series of monologues about the role of the artist in society.
Though Blanchett is nothing if not eclectic, she insists that she has no master plan. “I don’t think about it,” she says. “Someone said to me when Andrew and I were offered the job of running the theater company many moons ago, ‘That is the most insane decision you could make. What’s going to happen to your film career?’ I didn’t think about it. It’ll either be there or it won’t, but this is an extraordinary opportunity. So if I’m speaking to a really interesting director and that director happens to be working in film, then that will be what I end up doing—if it fits in with the children’s school holidays. Or if it happens to be doing something in a museum or a gallery, or if it’s something in a theater space, that’s where I’ll go. It’s the interesting work and conversation that drive me, whatever the medium may be.”
The title of the play in which Blanchett is about to make her Broadway debut, as it turns out, hints not only at its key theme and plot point but at the essence of what makes her such an astonishing actor. “It’s all about being present; it’s all about the nowness of theater but also the nowness of our lives,” she says. “We’re all trying to be somewhere else, but can we actually be here now? That’s the trick, isn’t it?”
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Source: Vogue Magazine
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Yesterday Giorgio Armani Beauty UK unvelead a new banner for Sì Night Light and the second promotional image of the 2016 Christmas Campaign
and I was able to find the single shot. Enjoy!
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The Daily Review has published an article about Hope: An Anthology, the result of Brotherhood of St Laurence’s first literary award, the Hope Prize. The collection is made up of the prizewinning and highly commended stories, judged by Quentin Bryce, Cate Blanchett and Kate Grenville. Enjoy the reading and the photos!
Hossein*, an asylum seeker from Iran, is not your typical Melbourne barista. And Cate Blanchett is not your usual coffee customer.
Amid a divisive debate on refugees, the two had a moment of human connection when Blanchett was in Melbourne recently to help the anti-poverty group the Brotherhood of St Laurence launch a book of short stories.
Focusing on the theme of resilience amid hardship, Hope: An Anthology, brings together the best of entries submitted for the Hope Prize, a short story competition launched by the Brotherhood.
The winning stories were selected by a judging panel including Blanchett, writer Kate Grenville and former Governor General Quentin Bryce and have been compiled by publisher Simon and Schuster.
In her judge’s remarks, Blanchett said she was ‘extremely moved’ by the winning story which takes up the theme of homelessness. She said the stories in the anthology “revealed powerful perspectives on the world at large” and captured unique, unpretentious and authentic voices.
The Hope Prize was conceived by the Melbourne-based welfare organisation as an antidote to common stereotypes of “the poor”, said Brotherhood of St Laurence advisor Farah Farouque.
“We chose to invoke ‘hope’ in the title of our competition because we wanted to encourage really nuanced writing that reflected the resilience people do show in tough times.”
Quentin Bryce, who has written the book’s foreword, said she valued the collection for the way it demonstrated the critical importance of showing compassion to strangers.
When Bryce and Blanchett got together in Melbourne for a photo shoot to promote the book, it also offered an opportunity for Hossein – he was invited to show his newly acquired coffee-making skills. He is a graduate of the Brotherhood’s Given the Chance program placing asylum seekers with work rights into paid employment, and works as a barista in an inner city cafe.
Hossein is great fan of Blanchett, both for her acting and activism – she is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency. “I still can’t believe that I made coffee for Cate,” he said. “It was one of the best experiences.”
Hope: An Anthology, published by Simon & Schuster, is out now and is available at Readings and other bookstores.
*We have chosen not to publish Hossein’s full name while his application for refugee status is being processed.
Source: Daily Review
Marie Claire Russia released three new photos from the promotional campaign of Sì Le Parfum, an several larger versions of known pictures (in the thumbs).
Recently, Cate Blanchett sat down with InStyle to talk about serving as a goodwill ambassador to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, overcoming high school insecurities, and learning to embrace fear. The interview is part of the I am that girl campaign supported by InStyle magazine . Enjoy the reading! #InnerStyle