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First news on the Women in the World Summit + two outtakes from Variety

As we previously reported, Cate Blanchett is set to attend the Women in the World Summit in India on November 20, 2015.

The Women in the World India Summit will take place on November 20, 2015, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

This internationally recognised, powerful live event, co-hosted by Anand Mahindra, Barkha Dutt, Frieida Pinto Nita Ambani, and Shabana Azmi, will feature a stellar line-up of international and Indian names including Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, Madhuri Dixit, Nandita Das, Iranian female race car driver Laleh Seddigh, the founder of Nigeria’s “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, former World Bank Vice President for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili, an Israeli and a Palestinian mother working together to find peace, Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad, William Dalrymple, HSBC’s Naina Lal Kidwai, and many other extraordinary global women of influence.

Their purpose: to share news-making stories and offer insights on how women and girls are changing the world.

India Summit Preview

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The Oscar-winning actress on her recent eye-opening visit to Syrian refugee camps and her disappointment in Australia’s initial response to the refugee crisis.

via The New York Times

With the article it’s been released a full resolution outtake from the Variety Magazine (May 12, 2015) photoshoot, the same one used in the TimeTalks’s banner.

From the same photoshoot, we have also added a clean version of the cover shoot in the gallery.

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October 29th, 2015
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First pictures from SK-II Festive Season Campaign: Wings of Change

At the beginning of the month the first ads of the new SK-II Festive Season Campaign had been released and, to promote the Christmas holiday version, two new images of Cate Blanchett had been publised as well. All articles are written in chinese, so I’ve only found this out yesterday. You can read about the new campaign here. Click on the images to open the gallery!

via Fashion Cynes

via Elle Taiwan

I”ve also added the promotional image from last year Festive Season.

October 28th, 2015
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‘I can switch off and be a good mother’: Cate Blanchett on juggling her Hollywood career with motherhood

New interview!

SHE’S just been honoured for outstanding contributions to film, but Cate Blanchett says acting is still giving her the same kind of kicks it did when she started in the business.

“I’m almost afraid to admit that I love it more than ever,” Blanchett says.

“Being able to create and play characters and let my imagination flow is something I have always enjoyed. Acting fulfils me in so many ways and it gives my life the kind of balance I need so that when I come home I can switch off and be a good mother.

“I’ve always been able to maintain a certain distance from my work and I never bring home my work and those intense emotions you often experience on the set. I leave that for audiences.”

The 46-year-old is proving herself to be one of the most gifted actors alive. Last weekend she was awarded the British Film Institute fellowship for outstanding contributions to film — the latest in a long line of prominent actors to receive the honour.

The Melbourne-born actor also has two new movies set for release this year — Carol and Truth. There is now intriguing speculation as to which of Blanchett’s performances may eventually have her in the running for a third Oscar, with Academy Awards rules only allowing for one nomination per category.

In addition, she has two new Terence Malick films in the pipeline — Knight Of Cups, co-starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman and another as yet untitled project in a complex love story opposite Michael Fassbender and her Carol co-star, Rooney Mara.

There have also been reports Blanchett will play Lucille Ball in a new film. But she says discussions are still in their early stages.

Truth — a drama centred around the notorious 2004 CBS news report that questioned then US president George W Bush’s National Guard service record — premiered recently at the Toronto and New York film festivals. In the film, Blanchett plays 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes who, along with respected news anchor Dan Rather, was dismissed in the fallout from the scandal.

Carol — a romantic drama that sees Blanchett play a married woman in the 1950s who risks everything when she falls in love with a female department store clerk (Mara) — received rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival.

Blanchett, who attended premieres for both films last week, says she is enjoying “one of the best times” in her life.

She and her writer/director husband of 17 years, Andrew Upton, 49, now live in New York, having recently sold their home in Hunters Hill, an exclusive Sydney neighbourhood, for a reported $20 million. They have four children — sons Dashiell, 13, Roman, 11, and Ignatius, 7, and newly adopted baby daughter Edith.

“I’ve taken them on set with me and they know about Mummy’s job,” Blanchett says.

“What they love most is watching the crew and all the people running about on a set. Their understanding of films is from watching all the work and organisation that goes into the process, rather than just seeing things from the view point of the actors and the final product.”

Like all working mums, Blanchett juggles her career with raising children. “It’s always going to be a matter of deciding which film you feel you absolutely need to do and how sometimes you may be involved in other things, like when Andrew and I were running the (Sydney) Theatre Company and I had to turn down certain roles,” she says.

“You also want to spend as much time as you can enjoying your life with your family and watching your kids grow up. My children are always surprising me and they will come up and say incredible things that just make me see how fast they’re learning and much more aware than you imagine.”

Blanchett is taking a break from the Sydney Theatre Company, where Upton will finish up next year as artistic director, freeing up her time to “enjoy daily life more”.

“My days are free when I’m not making a film and I can spend time doing very ordinary things at home like cooking and reading or preparing dinner for the children,” she says. “It’s very important to me to be able to have that kind of life away from my work.”

Blanchett admits she tries not to spoil her children and credits them with having developed a good sense of what’s important in life.

“Our eldest, Dashiell, is often carrying a backpack filled with heavy school books. Last Christmas we decided to give him an ebook reader so he can read his textbooks in digital format. But he didn’t want it. He told me that he prefers to have the physical book because he loves the smell of the paper.”

Carol is based on the 1952 novel The Price Of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith, more famous for Strangers On A Train, adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock.

The scandalous novel about a lesbian relationship was originally published under a pseudonym. Blanchett dropped a bombshell in an interview with Variety magazine in May when she revealed she’d had intimate relationships with women in the past.

Blanchett was asked whether this was her “first turn as a lesbian” when she gave interviewer Ramin Setoodeh a coy smile.

“On film, or in real life?” she replied. Clearly not expecting the candid revelation, Setoodeh asked if she’d had relationships with women.

Blanchett replied, “Yes. Many times.” She declined to elaborate.

In August, Quentin Tarantino, the outspoken director of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, took aim at Blanchett’s film choices in an interview with New York magazine. “Half of these Cate Blanchett movies, they’re all just like these arty things,” Tarantino said. “I’m not saying they’re bad movies, but I don’t think most of them have a shelf life.”

Blanchett says she relies on instinct as much as ever when choosing roles.

“It’s something very visceral with me. Whenever I play a character, I need to make it mine,” she says. “But the process involved in that also still terrifies me, but it’s the only way I know.

“It was the same thing when I met my husband Andrew. We had known each other only three weeks when he asked me to marry him. But I said yes because I knew it was the right thing. And 18 years later we’re still together. We both believe in destiny and the kind of adventure that comes from a decision taken very quickly.”

Blanchett says that in the case of living characters, like that of Mary Mapes in Truth, she wants to play them as honestly and fairly as possible.

Not only does Blanchett revel in this kind of role, but the intensity of her work even manages to overshadow her legendary co-star Robert Redford (who plays Dan Rather).

“I was anxious to reveal how Mary was an incredibly dynamic and courageous woman. She was an acclaimed producer who had previously done a major story on Abu Ghraib and had produced many other groundbreaking reports,” Blanchett says.

“What shocked and horrified me was the level of vicious personal attacks made against her after the (Bush National Guard) story had aired and was later retracted. When I watched some of the interviews she gave in the aftermath, she looked very hurt and worried. She had lost her job and went into free fall. That was the kind of journey I had to take in portraying her.

“I admired her courage and strength of character in the face of very severe criticism.

“I am constantly drawn to playing women who stand up for themselves and especially those who rebel against injustice and in many cases the unfair treatment and extreme pressure they face as women.”

Truth opens December 3.

Carol opens Boxing Day.

via Herald Sun

October 24th, 2015
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New interview for Truth

Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford promote Truth at Time Warner Cable News. The interview it’s been released yesterday.


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October 24th, 2015
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New poster and artwork for Carol

A new poster it’s been released yesterday! Click on the image to open the gallery.

via Little White Lies

and the cover for the soundtrack album, as well as the track list, can be found here

October 24th, 2015
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Cate Blanchett nominated for a Gotham Award

The nominations for the 25th annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards have been revealed few hours ago. Cate Blancett got a nomination in the best actress category for Carol!

The movie received two more nominations: for Best Picture and for Best Screenplay.

The award ceremony is set for November 30th at Cipriani Wall Street downtown Manhattan.

via Variety

Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award!!

October 22nd, 2015
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Director Julian Rosefeldt on ‘Manifesto’

New details about Manifesto. The tickets are now available at the ACMI official site

This December, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image will unveil the world premiere of Manifesto (2015), a new thirteen-channel work by artist Julian Rosefeldt starring Cate Blanchett.
Manifesto draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situtationists, Dogma 95 and other artist groups, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the philosophies of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Elaine Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other influencers through his lens, Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled a collage of artists’ manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today.
Performing these ‘new manifestos’ while inhabiting thirteen different personas – among them a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man – Blanchett imbues new dramatic life into these famous words in unexpected contexts. Rosefeldt’s work questions whether these passionate statements, composed by artists with utter conviction, have withstood the passage of time. Can they be applied universally? How have the dynamics between politics, art and life shifted? And what is the artist’s role in society today?
“I have used the title Manifesto as a clear statement that the focus in this work is above all on texts, whether by visual artists, filmmakers, writers, performers or architects – and on the poetry of these texts. It’s my intention to pull the curiosity of the viewer back to the text and the spoken word. Manifesto is a homage to the beauty of artists’ manifestos – a manifesto of manifestos,” said Rosefeldt.
“The art scene at the beginning of the last century was still very small. To be heard, artists needed to scream extremely loud. The art scene today is a global network and business with diverse means of expression, and the manifesto as a medium of artistic articulation has become less relevant in a globalised and connected art world,” he said.

via Creative Planet Network

October 22nd, 2015
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New interviews for Carol and Truth

New press junket interviews for Carol


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October 22nd, 2015
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Videos from the London Film Festival Awards

On October 17th, Cate Blanchett received the BFI Fellowship Award, a tribute to her acting career. You can watch a couple of interview and the ceremony below.

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October 19th, 2015
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Cate Blanchett donates her shoes for charity

For the second year in a row, Cate Blanchett donates a pair of her shoes for charity. After the Chloe’s she had worn while shooting Elizabeth, this year she donated the Giorgio Armani’s pale pink pumps she wore during the Robin Hood promotion in Cannes in 2010. You can bid from November 1st at the official site.


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October 19th, 2015
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Cate Blanchett, Anthony LaPaglia and Geoffrey Rush honour Adelaide’s Andrew Bovell in New Book

Cate Blanchett and her husband write to celebrate another great Australian.

A year in the making, Adelaide Film Festival and Wakefield Press are thrilled to announce the release of a new book honoring 2015 Don Dunstan Award winner, Andrew Bovell.

Andrew Bovell: The Alchemy of Collaboration is a book of ‘love letters’ to the acclaimed Australian screenwriter and playwright. It includes a major essay by writer Christos Tsiolkas, and contributions from a galaxy of stars of screen and stage – Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, Patricia Cornelius, Tony Ayres, Jan Chapman, Lally Katz,Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Drummond, Eddie Perfect and Stephen Page.

The book – of which Geoffrey Rush suggested be titled “All’s Bovell That Ends Bovell” – is available now from the Adelaide Film Festival Box Office (3 Cinema Place, Adelaide), Wakefield Press, and soon from bookstores everywhere.

via Adelaide Film Festival

October 19th, 2015
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Truth – New promotional interview and new clip

Cate Blanchett recorded an interview for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes) on October 5th. It used to be on Youtube, but you can watch it in the official site


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A new clip, the sixth, featuring Cate and Robert Redford, can be found here


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October 18th, 2015
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BFI – London Film Awards – Cate Blanchett honored with “BFI Fellowship Award”

Last night, Cate Blanchett was honored at the BFI London Film Festival Awards with the “Fellowship Award” for for outstanding contributions to film.
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October 18th, 2015
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BFI – Truth Fellowship Gala Presentation – Pictures

Last night Cate Blanchett attended a Gala Presentation of Truth, at the BFI – London Film Festival. (Note: yesterday I wrote British Film Festival, when it’s actually London Film Festival from the British Film Institute. Don’t do updates when you’re half asleep). Ok, here are the photos from last night:


October 18th, 2015
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Carol – Videos from the London premiere

On October 14th, Carol debutted in London at BFI London Film Festival. Here are the videos from the press conference, the red carpet and the introduction before the screening.

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October 17th, 2015
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