Hello dear Blanchetters!
Save the date! On October 5 Cate Blanchett will receive the Golden Icon Award during the next Zurich Film Festival! Here is why she is receiving the award:
Golden Icon Award: Cate Blanchett
One face, many iconic roles and?a spectrum of convincing character studies that is as broad as?it is subtle: The Australian Cate Blanchett’s ability to transform is legendary. She was already making waves in the Australian theatre scene not long after graduating from the National Institute?of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after giving her film debut in the 1997 war drama PARADISE ROAD, Blanchett went on to celebrate her international breakthrough after landing the Oscar-nominated?title role in ELIZABETH (1998). Blanchett expanded her repertoire by playing Elbin Galadriel in the epic fantasy saga THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2001-2003), and attracted international attention for her performances in AVIATOR (2004) and BABEL (2006). Her most memorable roles include her interpretation of Bob Dylan in I’M NOT THERE (2007), her Academy Award-winning title role in Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE (2013) and her performance alongside Rooney Mara in CAROL (2015). Cate Blanchett brings her most recent production, Richard Linklater’s WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE (2019), to Zurich. She will collect the ZFF’s Golden Eye on October 5. The ZFF honours the actress by screening a selection of her works in a retrospective.
The retrospective will screen nine movies starting on October 1 – You can find the program here
On the same day Where’d you Go Bernadette will premiere at the festival at 7 p.m.. Tickets on sale from Monday here
Btw, you need to add Nightmare Alley to Cate’s upcoming projects, the articles about Rooney Mara and Toni Collette joining as well as Cate herself have all confirmed that she’s in!