LFF CONNECTS: Julian Rosefeldt & Cate Blanchett

Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett talks with internationally acclaimed artist Julian Rosefeldt about art, film and ideas, expanding on their collaboration in Manifesto.

Hosted by writer, film journalist and critic Ian Haydn Smith.

Artist Julian Rosefeldt is renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving image artworks. Inspired equally by art, film, architecture and the history of popular culture, he creates complex multi-screen installations that carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms. Here he is joined by BFI Fellow Cate Blanchett to discuss their collaboration on the critically acclaimed, 13-channel video installation Manifesto, a deconstruction of art manifestos and a call for original thought, which has been adapted and reassembled as a 90-minute feature and receives its European Film Premiere at the LFF . Manifesto captures Academy-Award winner Blanchett creating 13 distinct personas – including a factory worker, a dance teacher, a tattooed lush, a tense news reporter, and a haggard homeless man – which dissect a century’s worth of artistic movements.

See also Manifesto