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Manifesto in competition at the Nashville Film Festival

Manifesto in competition at the Nashville Film Festival

Hello folks!
Manifesto has gained a place in another American film festival: the Nashville Film Festival (April 20-29) has set the movie in the Spectrum section (Spectrum Spotlight). At the time there isn’t a more detailed program.

The Tribeca Film Festival unveils program, Manifesto goes to Bucharest and Ankara

The Tribeca Film Festival unveils program, Manifesto goes to Bucharest and Ankara

Good morning! The Tribeca Film Festival has released the full program of this year. Manifesto will screen three times, at the end of April, you can find the detailed information here.
Manifesto also continues its tour in Europe, with two projections at the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (March 28 – April 2), and then it will compete in the Masterwork Section at the 28th Ankara International Film Festival (20-30 April).

We’ll keep you as postes as we can, for all the known sceenings, check the calendar on the right column of the site.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Cate Blanchett Took Inspiration From Cosplayers for Hela’s Look

Hi everyone!

In this new interview, Cate discusses the sources of inspiration for Hela’s look. Enjoy the reading!

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Cate Blanchett Took Inspiration From Cosplayers for Hela’s Look

Yahoo Movies Donna FreydkinYahoo MoviesMarch 17, 2017

Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok.
Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. (Photo: Marvel)
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She’s played Queen Elizabeth, Bob Dylan, and elven royalty. So perhaps one of the few acting challenges left for Cate Blanchett is tackling a comic-book villain. She’s about to prove her Marvel mettle this fall as Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death who’ll wreak havoc in the November Avenger sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

Hela, who has had multiple incarnations in the comics, usually wears an elaborate headdress, but Blanchett also gave a lot of thought to how she’d look without her gear — and took some inspiration from fans online.

“When I was starting to think about how she might look, I went back to the fanbase,” said Blanchett, who recently spoke to Yahoo. “All these girls were doing Hela makeup looks on YouTube. I thought about what their takes on her were. I spoke to Marvel about what she would look like when she would be unmasked, so she wasn’t a faceless, generic baddie. They were very open to everything.”

Blanchett was first drawn to the project by director Taika Waititi and “his unique, slightly askew take on the universe,” she said. In Ragnarok, our hero, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), will battle Hela when she’s inadvertently unleashed on Asgard after spending millennia locked away. The scale of destruction that she represents is enough to unite the god of thunder with his seriously estranged brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his Avenger rival the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), who’s along for this intergalactic ride.

The Marvel universe “needed a bit of a shakeup,” the actress said. “I didn’t realize until I got on the set that this is the first Marvel film incarnation of a female villain. What decade are we in? It was shocking to me. The character they created is ballsy and front-footed.” Hela also happens to be the reason Blanchett, 47, has some new street cred with her four children. “I earned a few brownie points,” she bragged.

via Yahoo

Manifesto in competition at Instanbul Film Festival (Turkey)

Manifesto in competition at Instanbul Film Festival (Turkey)

Hello folks! The 36th Instabul Film Festival (5-15 April 2017) has included Manifesto in the International Competition section, setting four screenings from on April 8 to April 11. For more info, click here, for tickets, here

According to IMDb Manifesto is set to open in the USA on May 10th, but the news has not been confirmed yet.

New footage from RED starring Cate Blanchett

New footage from RED starring Cate Blanchett

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This week on The Mix, an ABC News 24’s new weekly arts, entertainment and culture program, RED’s director Del Kathryn Barton talked about the short film and Cate Blanchett’s latest role – as a redback spider. There’s also some new footage of Cate’s perfomance. Enjoy the full interview below (starts at 24 min) and we have added some screen captures to our gallery.



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Manifesto goes to CinemArt (Switzerland)

Manifesto goes to CinemArt (Switzerland)

Good afternoon! Hauser & Wirth, the internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary and modern art, will hosts two screenings of Manifesto in Zurich, during the 2017 CinemArt, respectively on April 7 and April 9. You can secure a ticket here

Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, narrated by Cate Blanchett, goes to New Zealand

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Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey will be screened during the New Zealand International Film Festival #NZIFF. The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand. If you get the chance, go see it! For more info on locations, dates and tickets click here

One New Zealand premiere and three classic films are the first of our Autumn Events announcements for Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. Further Autumn Events titles and on-sale dates will be announced through March.

The four films are Terrence Malick’s journey through space and time, Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, narrated by Cate Blanchett; a return to the peace, love and music of 1969 with seminal documentary Woodstock; Werner Herzog’s legendary Fitzcarraldo, and Woody Allen’s definitive love letter to New York, Manhattan starring Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep.

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Thor: Ragnarok: Meet Cate Blanchett’s Hela, the franchise’s first female villain

New interview with Cate for Entertainment Weekly! Enjoy!

Cate Blanchett doesn’t really feel like she needs to explain her character Hela in Thor: Ragnarok — she’s the Goddess of Death. Quips the actress, “I think that’s where you put the period in the sentence, right? She arrives with a lot of baggage. She’s a little bit cross.”

Hela is more than “a little bit cross” as she is freed from her prison early in Ragnarok and causes all sorts of chaos befitting her name. “She’s been locked away for millennia, getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she get unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” says Blanchett.

Hela may be a monster, but Blanchett is a delight and clearly had a blast tapping into her dark side. EW talked to the two time Oscar-winner about playing Thor’s first female villain and making weapons out of her body.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What made you want to be part of this?
CATE BLANCHETT: Well let’s face it: as a woman, these opportunities have not in the past come up very frequently and I think there’s a revolution happening from within Marvel. I’ve seen so many of the Marvel franchises, particularly being the mother of four. They tend to be the only type of film particularly having young boys. But for me as an actor, this is separate is my desire to work with [director] Taika Waititi.

How did he sell you on this?
Well I had seen his vampire movie [What We Do in the Shadows] and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. I was trying to get my head around the collision of his sensibility as a director and what had previously existed in the Thor franchise and I thought that’s going to be interesting to say the least and I thought it could produce an interesting combustible connection because tonally his work is so different from what previously existed. Obviously they wanted to do something fresh and different, which is always exciting.

What was it like working with Taika? What does he bring to this?
He’s sort of part sumo wrestler, part showgirl, part father you always wanted to have. He’s so nimble. I keep saying the word irreverent. He takes the work seriously but he doesn’t take himself seriously. So there’s music on set the whole time. There was hilarity but he knew every single time when to focus.

Your Thor’s first female villain. Was that part of the appeal?
Can you believe it? Can you believe we’re having this conversation and it’s 2017 and we’re talking about the first female villain? It’s ridiculous. There’s so much untapped potential villainy in women. It’s really exciting. I think finally it’s beginning to be acknowledged that women and men want to see a diverse array of characters, and that’s race, gender across the sexual spectrum.

Did you go back and read the comics and look at old versions of Hela?
Oh yes. I mean, you gotta know the history of the character. And there are so many iterations of the origin story. For any of these characters, there’s never one origin story. But yes, it was really interesting to go back. Most of the time she was masked. So that’s what I really talked to the Marvel team and Taika about was when we would chose to have her masked and when she wouldn’t be masked.

And that headdress is more than just an accessory right?
Yeah. She’s able to manifest weapons. Her headdress can be weapons. She can manifest weapons out of different parts of her body. I won’t tell you which — I’ll leave that hanging.

Hela comes in and sort of takes control of Asgard away from Loki, right?
Well, Asgard is so good. I mean one only need to have a mildly unpleasant thought and you’re considered evil. Everyone is too perfect. Why not mess it all up? It’s easy to play bad but, like when I was in Cinderella, like what makes the stepmother evil is interesting. So, it was trying to in the screen time I had to tease that stuff and to give her a journey really. So hopefully we’re given her a journey, like how you understand why Loki is as screwed up as he is. Hopefully, there’s that satisfaction in watching Hela.

Do you have fight scenes?
There’s a bit of wire work. I worked with the legend Zoe Bell (Grindhouse). I did as much as was humanly possible for a middle-aged mother of four [laughs]. I learned so much. All sorts of capoeira stuff. All the stunts and the fights were really interestingly choreographed. But I did train, ostensibly, so I wouldn’t injure myself.

via EW

Manifesto goes to the Guadalajara International Film Festival (Mexico)

Manifesto goes to the Guadalajara International Film Festival (Mexico)

Buenos días! Manifesto makes its first stop in Latin America for the Germany-Mexico Year at the the 32nd Guadalajara International Film Festival (March 10-17 2017). The movie will screen on March 13 and 14 in the Guest of Honor – Fiction section.

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First look at Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

First look at Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

Entertainment Weekly is featuring exclusive images from Thor: Ragnarok on the next issue. It includes a first look at Cate as Hela, the Goddess of Death. The movie will be released in November.


Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor Ragnarok

Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor Ragnarok

Sometimes even superheroes need makeovers. And let’s face it: Thor’s hair was always a little too Nelson-circa-1990. So in Thor: Ragnarok, out Nov. 3, audiences will see the Norse god get his signature blond locks shorn. “It was nice not to have to sit in the makeup chair for that hour each morning,” Chris Hemsworth says. “It felt like a rebirth for me as the actor but also as the character.”

Marvel’s third solo outing for Thor is a fresh start in more than just follicular ways. “I have a belief that if you’re lucky enough to get to part 3 of a franchise, it is your obligation not to fall to threequel-itis,” says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. The latest entry finds Thor battling not only the Goddess of Death, Hela (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), but also his frenemy the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) when the pair find themselves on a desolate planet called Sakaar.

When Hela is accidentally unleashed from her prison, she is not psyched. “She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” says Blanchett, who worked with legendary stuntwoman Zoë Bell (Grindhouse) and learned the Brazilian martial art capoeira to prep for the role. Her attack on Thor sends him to Sakaar where he is forced to become a gladiator and realizes he’s no longer super special. “[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth explains. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.” Case in point: Sakaar’s most successful (and popular) fighter is The Hulk.

Still, despite a title that references an end-of-days-type battle in Norse mythology, Ragnarok marks a decidedly more comedic installment for the series, thanks in large part to director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows). “Taika has such a quirky, left-of-field sense of humor, which forced all the characters and the tone of the whole story to head in a new direction,” says Hemsworth. “Each day we were like, ‘Are we pushing it too far? Are we allowed to have this much fun?’”

Now the Ragnarok team just has to see if the Marvel audience is open to such a recalibration. “I think sometimes people mistake a tonal shift as ‘We’re just going to make some ridiculous broad comedy where no one gives a s— what happens and everyone gets stoned and sits around talking about saving the universe,’?” Waititi says. “We want people to care what happens and care that the hero succeeds. I think tonally it’s like a slight shift. I don’t feel nervous — I feel good about it.”

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Manifesto goes to the Tribeca Film Festival (USA)

Manifesto goes to the Tribeca Film Festival (USA)

Good morning! The 16th Tribeca Film Festival unveiled it’s line-up: Manifesto will screen in the Spotlight Narrative section! The Festival will take place in New York form April 13 to April 30. We’ll keep you posted!

via Indiewire

Song to Song to close the Luxembourg City Film Festival

Song to Song to close the Luxembourg City Film Festival

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will host the European premiere of Malick’s Song to Song, movie that marks the third collaboration between the director and Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately there are no trace of Cate in the trailer, poster or stills already released, but she remains listed in the cast. The movie will close the 7th Luxembourg City Film Festival on March 12, enjoy the trailer below!

Here there are the known release dates and countries via IMDb:
USA 17 March 2017
Denmark 13 April 2017
Portugal 27 April 2017
Netherlands 4 May 2017
Germany 25 May 2017
France 7 June 2017

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Manifesto open the True/False Film Festival (USA) and close the Vilnius Film Festival (Lithuania)

Manifesto open the True/False Film Festival (USA) and close the Vilnius Film Festival (Lithuania)

Good evening folks!
If you live in Columbia, Missouri (USA), clear your schedule, because Manifesto is opening the True/False Film Festival tomorrow (March 2nd)!
We just found out that there are 4 screenings set during the festival (March 2-4), as you can see here.

For Cate’s European fans, Manifesto will close the Vilnius International Film Festival (Lithuania) on April 6th, with 7 screenings set for that day. More info here.

Treize facettes de Cate Blanchett scintillent aux Beaux-Arts

New interview with Cate Blanchett for Le Monde newspaper about the installation Manifesto currently in exhibition at Le Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Enjoy the reading! (if you can read French)

L’école parisienne accueille l’installation de Julian Rosefeldt « Manifesto », dans laquelle l’actrice incarne différents personnages

Elle apparaît successivement sous les traits d’un clochard, d’une PDG, d’une présentatrice de journal télévisé ou bien encore d’une institutrice. Parfois méconnaissable, l’actrice australienne Cate Blanchett déploie toute la palette de son talent à travers Manifesto, la production de l’artiste allemand Julian Rosefeldt, qui, après Melbourne, Berlin et New York est présentée pour la première fois en France du 24 février au 20 avril aux Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Cette installation regroupe treize écrans, sur lesquels l’actrice joue autant de personnages, qui scandent des monologues élaborés à partir de manifestes d’artistes célèbres du XXe siècle. « Cette culture ne sera pas dominée par le besoin de laisser des traces », clame le clochard au milieu d’une friche industrielle, reprenant le Manifeste situationniste écrit par Guy Debord en 1960.
Sur un autre écran, une femme prononce une oraison funèbre : « Je suis contre les systèmes, le plus acceptable des systèmes est celui de n’en avoir par principe aucun », affirme-t-elle derrière sa mantille, récitant le Manifeste Dada de Tristan Tzara. Un peu plus loin, une marionnettiste coiffée d’un bonnet cite André Breton : « L’acte surréaliste le plus simple consiste, revolvers aux poings, à descendre dans la rue et à tirer au hasard, tant qu’on peut, dans la foule. »
Des textes du cinéaste Jim Jarmusch, de l’architecte Bruno Taut ou du peintre Vassily Kandinsky sont ainsi mis en scène et assemblés comme dans un collage dont la vocation est de leur redonner une nouvelle vie en les plongeant au cœur de la société contemporaine.
Ce travail est le fruit d’une rencontre qui remonte à 2010, à Berlin, lorsque Cate Blanchett fait la connaissance de Julian Rosefeldt par l’entremise du metteur en scène allemand Thomas Ostermeier. L’idée qu’ils travaillent ensemble est immédiate, mais ce n’est que quatre ans plus tard que le projet entre véritablement dans le concret quand Rosefeldt veut monter quelque chose autour d’une poignée de manifestes qu’il venait de lire.
« Il m’a appelée un jour, alors que je jouais à Lyon Les Bonnes, de Jean Genet, avec Isabelle Huppert », raconte Cate Blanchett, qui nous reçoit dans sa loge du Barrymore Theatre à New York où elle fait actuellement ses débuts à Broadway dans The Present, une adaptation par Andrew Upton de Platonov,une pièce de Tchekhov.

« Une expérience “fast and furious” » […]


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Manifesto opens today in Paris #CateBlanchett

Manifesto opens today in Paris #CateBlanchett

From February 24 to April 20 , Le Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris will be house of the video-installation Manifesto by German artist Julian Rosefeldt. The exposition is part of the 200th anniversary of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.

Facade Palais des Beux Arts Paris
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More info: www.beauxartsparis.fr

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