Brief synopsis

„Manifesto“ ist ein Kunstprojekt des Videokünstlers Julian Rosefeldt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bayerischen Rundfunk. Cate Blanchett verkörpert dabei in zwölf Episoden höchst unterschiedliche Frauen in verschiedenen Lebenssituationen, die bedeutende Künstler-Manifeste des 20. Jhh. darbieten.

Ab 2015 ist „Manifesto“ als Multikanal-Installation in Museen und als linearer Film auf Festivals zu sehen. Die Fernsehpremiere wird im Bayerischen Fernsehen sein.

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Julian Rosefeldt's film Manifesto (2016) pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artistic manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today.

Manifesto draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogma 95 and other artist groups, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the ideas of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other creators through his lens, Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled thirteen collages of artists' manifestos.
Performing these ‘new manifestos' as a contemporary call to action, while inhabiting thirteen di erent personas - among them a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man - Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett imbues new dramatic life into both famous and lesser-known words in unexpected contexts.
Rosefeldt's film reveals the performative component and the political significance of these declarations. Often written in youthful rage, they not only express the wish to change the world through art but also reflect the voice of a generation. Exploring the powerful urgency of these historical statements, which were composed with passion and conviction by artists many years ago, Manifesto questions whether the words and sentiments have withstood the passage of time. Can they be applied universally? And how have the dynamics between politics, art and life shifted?

(Quelle: The Match Factory)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Cate Blanchettdiverse [SR]Soma Pysall
Ralf TempelCatholic Priest (Dadaism Part) [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Director of photographyChristoph KraussMulti-Channel-Install. with Cate Blanchett
Director of photographyAxel Fischer2nd Unit
Drone camera operatorDavid SchlangeRed Epic MoVI M10
Highspeed operatorMarcel ReateguiPhantom Flex 4K
Motion control operatorHeiko MattingHiSpeed Dolly Modula Rig
Steadicam operatorMatthias Biber
1st assistant cameraGregor GrieshaberB Kamera
1st assistant cameraFrederik TegethoffA-Cam
2nd assistant cameraJulian RabusB Kamera
2nd assistant cameraPaul Gredig
DIT digital imaging technicianMaximilian LinkAlexa XT, Phantom 4K, Dailies on Set
Motion control assistantPascal Rossow
Costume designerBina Daigeler
Assistant costume designerDaniela Backes
WardrobeAlexandra HannemannCate Blanchett
DirectorJulian Rosefeldt
1st AD (local system)Chris Tromboukis1stAD
1st AD (local system)Fabian GoetzSecond Unit
2nd AD crowd (local system)Fabian Goetz3rd. AD
3rd AD crowd (local system)Mayra Magalhaes2nd 2nd AD
Script supervisorAnne Kodura
EditorBobby Good
Additional editorHeike Parpliesadditional editor
Key/dolly gripKlaus Witt
GafferChristoph Dehmel
Best boyFlorian Birch
ElectricianDaniel Lasius
Makeup artist / hair stylistKatharina Rebecca ThiemeSupervisor Tattoo Cate Blanchett, Crowd
Makeup artist / hair stylistSonia Salazar-DelgadoTattoo Cate Blanchett / Crowd
Makeup artist / hair stylistMorag Ross
Makeup artist / hair stylistMassimo Gattabrusi
Additional make up artistKarla Meirer
Wig makerAndrea Lange
ComposerNils Frahm
ComposerBen Lukas Boysen
ProducerJulian Rosefeldt
Delegate producerMarcos Kantis
Delegate producerMartin Lehwald
Delegate producerWassili Zygouris
Production designerErwin W. PribGerman Film Award LOLA for Erwin Prib
Set decoratorMelanie Raab
Assistant set decoratorOlga Gredig
Standby propsDavid ThummererKunstfilm
Standby propsLaura NendzaVertretung 1 DT
Set dresserLudwig Schult
Set dresserFelix Ottleadman
Set dresserSarah Wibbeler
Assistent stand by propmanKatharina Kluge
Location scoutRoland Gerhardtalle Locations
Scenic painterEva-Maria Müller
Property driverThomas Schlegel
Line producerWassili Zygouris
Location managerMichael HerbellLocation Manager
Set manager/ floor managerSven Jorden
Assistant set/floor managerAnna Klöble
Set runnerLeonard Hadrich
Set runnerTobit KochanekVertretung
Production driverDaniel Janssen
ScreenwriterJulian Rosefeldt
Production sound mixerDavid Hilgers
Boom operatorGero Renner
Commissioning editorCornelia AckersBR
Digital film compositorJan Piccart
ColoristJan Schöningh

Production companies

CompanyComment
Schiwago Film GmbH [de]
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]in Zusammenarbeit

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Art Fest [bg]Bulgarien
Artcam [cz]Tschechien
Cinemanse [fi]Finnland
Cirko Film [hu]Ungarn
Contact Film [nl]Niederlande
DCM Filmdistribution GmbHDeutschland
El Sur Films [es]Spanien
Fabula Medya [tr]Türkei
Gutek Film [pl]Polen
Haut et Court [fr]Frankreich
Modern Films [uk]Großbritannien
Natlys APS [dk]Dänemark
ND Mantarraya [mx]Mexiko
The Match Factory GmbH [de]Weltvertrieb

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesPHX Pictures GmbHOctocopter Red Epic
Gripmastermoves Motion ControlMotion Control
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Filmgesichter | Johanna Ragwitz
Production ServicesastRein FußmattenFußmattenservice
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Bina Daigeler
CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbHKB: Bina Daigeler

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Christoph Krauss2017Deutscher Kamerapreis 2017KinospielfilmWinner
Christoph Krauss2018Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) [de]Beste Kamera/Bildgestaltung:Nominated
Julian Rosefeldt2018Preis der dt. Filmkritik 2017Bester ExperimentalfilmNominated
Erwin W. Prib2018Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) [de]Bestes SzenenbildWinner
Bina Daigeler2018Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) [de]Bestes KostümbildWinner
Massimo Gattabrusi2018Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) [de]Bestes MaskenbildWinner
Morag Ross2018Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) [de]Bestes MaskenbildWinner

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 23/11/2017