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News on ‘Weightless’

After years of silence, there are some news about the second collaboration between Cate Blanchett and Terrence Malick. According to Indiewire, the movie will be released in UK this June.

The British Board of Film Classification has announced some information about Malick’s next feature film “Weightless,” about intersecting relationships in the Austin music scene.

It’s 145 minutes long and it boasts a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, Holly Hunter, and presumably many more. It’s also rated 15 for “infrequent strong sex and sex references” which means it will probably receive an R-rating by the MPAA when it hits the United States.

“Weightless” currently has a UK release date of June 24th, but that might be subject to change.

May 24th, 2016
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Cate Blanchett speaks for refugees at the Google’s Zeitgeist

Yesterday Cate Blanchett attended the Google’s Zeitgeist talks in London. Here are two clips, enjoy.

May 24th, 2016
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Marvel Studios Confirms Stellar New Cast Members of the Highly Anticipated ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Exciting news for Cate!

Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Ghostbusters”) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (“Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.

Thor: Ragnork is set for release on November 2017.

Via: Marvel.com

May 20th, 2016
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Cate Blanchett as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for Hands Up for Syria

Good evening everyone! On May 9th, Cate Blanchett attended the Hands Up For Syria event in her new role of UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

Speaking of her recent meetings with Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Cate Blanchett said:

“When I asked parents what hopes they held for the future, their message was clear: for their children to have an education, not just primary education but secondary and on to tertiary.  …We cannot allow a whole generation to be lost; uneducated, disenfranchised, alienated. 

For how will Syria ultimately rebuild without engineers, doctors, teachers, accountants, without journalists, artists … The funds raised by the Appeal are protecting that vital right to education, giving Syrian refugee children a future, giving Syria a future.”

via Asfari Foundation

The initiative, promoted by the Said an Asfari Foundations, aims to raise money in response to the millions of children and young people from Syria that are out of education within Syria and in the surrounding countries.

UNHCR Japan released four new images from the visit Cate and her husband Andrew Upton made in a refugees camp in Jordan.


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May 17th, 2016
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Happy Birthday Cate!

We want to wish Cate a very Happy Birthday and wish all the best in the world to this amazing person!

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May 14th, 2016
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New images from two Armani’s Sì Campaigns

Hello everybody! Madame Le Figaro released five images from the set of the last Armani’s Sì commercial, to promote the Sì Women’s Circle: two of them are larger version of know shots, while three are brand new! Enjoy!


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This image below is the first promotional picture from the new Sì Eau de Toilette Campaign launched in China at the eve of Women’s Day, linked with the two new ads we already posted.

May 13th, 2016
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Cate Blanchett: I’d be game for Star Wars, but only if I get to film on Skellig Michael

Cate Blanchett talks with The Irish Sun.

OSCAR-WINNER Cate Blanchett wants a role in the new Star Wars movie — but only if she gets to film on Skellig Michael.

World famous after playing centre stage in last year’s The Force Awakens and set to make a similar appearance in 2017’s follow-up, the Australian actress called the Kerry island “truly breathtaking”.

And the 46-year-old believes a part in the Star Wars franchise will be her only chance to shoot on the fabled UNESCO Heritage Site — because nothing else will film there again.

She said: “Isn’t it just the most awe-inspiring place. It’s like something out of a fantasy, out of the minds of the greatest artists. Truly breathtaking. Soaring out of the ocean.

“Star Wars, I suspect, is probably a lot of fun. JJ Abrams is a gifted creator, I’d certainly be game. But it would have to be on Skellig Michael.

“I suspect that may be the only time a crew is allowed to be there.”

No stranger to these shores, Blanchett played Veronica Guerin in a biopic of the slain crime journalist filmed in Dublin and Kildare in 2002.

And so intense was her performance as the tragic reporter, she saw little of the country because of her unrelenting devotion to Guerin’s memory.

She said: “Veronica was incredibly important to me. Her story and her fight enveloped me and I wanted to make sure I paid her memory the utmost concentration and respect — which didn’t leave lots of time for sightseeing.”

Winner of two Academy Awards for Blue Jasmine and The Aviator, Blanchett is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand stars, with a string of new and upcoming films including Jungle Book: Origins, How to Train Your Dragon 3, an untitled biopic of iconic comic Lucille Ball and baddie duties opposite Chris Hemsworth in sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

At the same time she maintains a home life with theatre director hubby Andrew Upton and their four kids — Dashiell, 15, Roman, 11, Ignatius, six and one year-old baby Edith.

But Cate rubbishes claims of a perfect balance.

She laughed: “Someone said to me the other day, ‘You’ve got it all figured out’. Believe me, it’s wonderful but it’s anything but figured out. There’s so much to do, so much to organise. I love it — but it’s busy.”

In fact, the star admits she’s luckier than most working mums because acting allows her much more freedom to take care of her family. She explained: “It’s not the typical nine-to-five which can be so restrictive.

“In this industry, you could be away for a of couple weeks — which is far from ideal — but then home for all the school runs, for all of it, for a long time, which is great.

“I’m very fortunate and love what I do. I love to create and work in an industry that allows me to do that.”

While hugely successful thanks to performances in Elizabeth, Lord of the Rings and Cinderella, Blanchett initially doubted her chances of making it as a movie actress.

She said: “When I came out of drama school, I always thought my career would be in theatre.

I honestly believed I would never make it on screen. I just didn’t see it in my future and that was fine. It still baffles me when I make a film, it’s a lovely surprise.”

In her latest release, Knight of Cups, Cate is Nancy, a doctor and embittered ex-wife of Christian Bale’s screenwriter, who finds himself spiralling into an emotional crisis on reflection of his past relationships. Also featuring Natalie Portman and Antonio Banderas, it was directed by notoriously reclusive art-house filmmaker Terence Malick, who often cuts A-list stars out of his work.

As a result, the actress worried about receiving the same fate.

She said: “It was almost a religious experience crossed with philosophy, poetry. It was profoundly moving working with Terence.

“He’s like no other. Sometimes there’s no script. He describes it as ‘going fishing’, where you turn up and improvise. He wants to see what happens and goes with it.

“Until you actually see his work, there’s a question hanging. I wasn’t sure if I was in it or not.”

Reportedly worth €35million, the actress has been careful of her words when referring to the gender pay gap row currently obsessing Tinseltown.

Recently she said in an interview: “It just feels like the industry has the same conversation every year. We’ll be back here like Groundhog Day next year having the same f***ing symposium. It has to shift.” But she remains passionate about the increase of female moviemakers.

Cate remarked: “I think now, actresses are being very proactive in developing work, not just for themselves but also developing production companies to help facilitate the work of other women too.

“The more women you get doing that, the more diverse roles you get for women. Women are a big proportion of the film-going audience.”

Away from her career and looking towards the future, Blanchett has some surprising life goals of her own. She laughed: “I feel like there’s so much I’d love to do, I’d love to become better at gardening.

“My mother was a wonderful gardener, she had a fabulous green thumb and I would like to cultivate one of my own. I’d like to be more creative. I’d like to paint. These are the things you daydream about when life is happening. We all have them.”

May 9th, 2016
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Cate Blanchett attends Dancer Screening in London

Last Friday, Cate and her husband Andrew attended a Screening of Dancer in London, here are some pics:


May 8th, 2016
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Interview for CNN International

Good evening! I’ve found the whole interview Cate recorded for CNN International. Enjoy!


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New images from the trip in Lebanon for the #IBelong Campaign (two have been replaced with HQs)


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and the first image from the trip in Jordan!

May 5th, 2016
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Cate Blanchett becomes global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and visit refugees camp in Jordan

This is an amazing news!

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett as a global Goodwill Ambassador.

The announcement comes as Blanchett returns from a mission to Jordan to witness the ongoing humanitarian operation for people displaced by the conflict in Syria. She met Syrian refugee families to hear first-hand about the perilous journeys they had undertaken and the daily challenges they face.

“I am deeply proud to take on this role,” Blanchett said in a video interview. “There has never been a more crucial time to stand with refugees and show solidarity. We are living through an unprecedented crisis, and there must be shared responsibility worldwide. It feels like we’re at a fork in the road, do we go down the compassionate path or do we go down the path of intolerance?”

Blanchett added that, as a mother, she wanted her children to go down the compassionate path: “There’s much more opportunity, there’s much more optimism and there is a solution down that path.”

The actor takes on the role at a time when war, conflict and persecution have forced around 60 million people worldwide to run for their lives, the largest number since World War II. Nearly 20 million of these are refugees and more than half are children.

via UNHCR

Two videos from her recent visit in Jordan


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She also recorded an interview for CNN International, the first photos from Twitter

May 2nd, 2016
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‘Voyage of Time’ Set For IMAX Release This October

The third collaboration between Cate Blanchett and Terrence Malick will see the light of day on October 7th, 2016!

It didn’t show up in the Cannes line-up as some predicted, but we won’t have to wait too long for Terrence Malick’s long-gestating Voyage of Time. The Ennio Morricone-scored project — which is technically two films, one a more educational 40-minute IMAX version narrated by Brad Pitt and the other a feature-length cut narrated by Cate Blanchett — is described as “a celebration of the earth – from the birth of the universe to its final collapse.”

Finally, we have our first official confirmation on when it will arrive. Buried deep in an IMAX press release (via One Big Soul) about its first quarter 2016 earnings, they reveal that an October 7th, 2016 release is set for the IMAX version, which now makes a TIFF and/or Venice premiere likely. With only IMAX reporting now, there isn’t an update regarding the feature-length version, but hopefully it finds distribution around the same time.

via The Film Stage

May 1st, 2016
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Cate Blanchett to appear in ‘Top Gear UK’

Top Gear is set to return to BBC Two in May, and co-presenter Matt LeBlanc just confimed that Cate will be a guest on the show, in the “Star in a Reasonably Price Car” slot.

‘When I flew home to LA, Cate Blanchett was on the plane and she said, “I think it’s so great that you’re the new host on Top Gear. Can I come on?” I said, “Absolutely! But really, you want to come on Top Gear?” When I got home I called the producers, and they were like, “How did that happen?”’

 

April 29th, 2016
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Gallery Updates: Events (Part IV) and Photoshoots

Hello darlings! Another update for you all, a double update! Thanks to all who donated, for making these updates possible!
Events, with new events and additions, with more than 2000 new photos!








































Photoshoots: new or replaced in HQ




April 24th, 2016
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Manifesto – Interview with Julian Rosefeldt and new stills

The Art Gallery of New South Wales, that will host Manifesto from May to November, released a new interview with Julian Rosefelt, you can read an extract below, and 27 new images from the various manifestos. Enjoy!

You have an extraordinary collaborator in all this, the actor Cate Blanchett. She inhabits 13 different roles set against 12 different scenarios. How did these characters and their dialogue evolve?

The main idea for Manifesto was not to illustrate the particular manifesto texts, but rather to allow Cate to embody the manifestos. Until the last third of the 20th century there were only a few manifestos written by women artists. Most were written by men and they are just bursting with testosterone. So I thought it was thrilling to let them be spoken today by a woman.

The process of scripting Manifesto was very organic. I started to play with the texts and to edit, combine and rearrange them into new texts that could be spoken and performed. I like to imagine these texts as the words of a bunch of friends sitting around a table in a bar talking and arguing. They are complementing each other in a playful way. One may say, ‘Down with this or that …’ and the other replies, ‘Yes, to hell with…’ I would take a sentence by one artist and interrupt it with the words of another one. Sometimes they would fit perfectly. The words took on a new energy when combined, and if you start to read the text like that it also becomes more vivid and more speakable.

While in one way the process of collaging them together was maybe not very respectful to the original texts, in another I liked the way that it referenced this idea of a collection of voices, a conversation. Many of the early manifestos, of the Futurists and the Surrealists, were written by groups of artists. There were already multiple voices in these singular texts. I then rearranged these multiple voices into new monologues: again, turning these texts onto themselves.

In parallel, I began to sketch different scenes in which a woman talks, ending up with 60 short scenes, situations right across various educational levels and professional milieus. The only thing these draft scenes had in common was that they are being performed today, and that a woman is holding a monologue: whether a speaker by a grave at a cemetery, a primary-school teacher in front of her class, or a homeless person on the street. Sometimes we listen to the woman’s inner voice; in other instances she addresses an audience; once she even interviews herself, etc. I finally edited everything down to 12 scenes and 12 corresponding text collages. Those words that remained were simply the most beautiful, speakable and performable ones.

Manifesto was filmed over a 12-day period in Berlin in the winter of 2014. Was there any room for improvisation?

Usually there is, but since this time we were working within a very tight timeframe there wasn’t much space for improvisation. So, just to give some context, for an arthouse film you normally produce three to five minutes a day. We had to produce 12 minutes a day, which is pretty similar to the timeframe of a TV soap opera. But of course we didn’t want to work on the aesthetic level of a TV soap. So we needed a very generous team and most of all a very generous actress to work under these conditions.

One challenge was the huge amount of text to be spoken in 12 different accents which Cate had to overcome. And then each of the characters had to speak in a milieu represented by the colour of speech. As if this weren’t enough, for organisational shooting reasons sometimes we even had to cover two roles per day, which also meant an additional costume and makeup change each day for Cate and the hair and makeup team. For these reasons, we had to plan the shoot meticulously. But, here and there, a certain amount of spontaneity and improvisation was necessary. And of course Cate might have read the text or understood the respective scene differently from me, and so sometimes she surprised me with ideas, emerging from the depths of her profound experience and incredible talent. Every day was different and the way that the dialogue – or better, monologue – shaped the scene was constantly shifting and exciting. And despite the highest level of concentration and dedication, and the many working hours each day, Cate admirably retained her very special sense of humour during work. We laughed a lot.

In Manifesto you have used a Sol LeWitt text about conceptual art for a scene in which Cate Blanchett plays two characters, a news anchor and a reporter, both called ‘Cate’. What is their relationship to LeWitt’s text?

This is an exceptional scene in a way. Rather than performing a manifesto, Cate is inhabited by LeWitt’s writing. She is the manifesto. The tussle between logic and illogic within the text is also inherent in the scene and the characters. It becomes a piece of conceptual art in a way, right?

via Art Gallery NSW







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April 23rd, 2016
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German poster for Truth

A new poster for Der Moment Der Wharheit (Truth), enjoy!

 

April 23rd, 2016
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