Manifesto : Dunedin Fringe Festival


In Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO, Cate Blanchett performs famous art-world manifestos as monologues through 13 different characters and delivers a chameleonic tour-de-force performance.

Shot over 12 days in winter in Berlin in 2014, MANIFESTO was initially a 13-screen video installation for galleries and museums commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, before it was made into a feature film. Written and directed by acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features Cate Blanchett playing a variety of characters whose dialogue is taken directly from famous manifestos of various political or artistic movements, such as surrealism, Pop Art, Dogme 95, or dadaism. Performing these manifestos while inhabiting 13 different personas – among them a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker, a choreographer, a punk, a scientist and a homeless man – Cate Blanchett imbues new dramatic life into these famous words in unexpected contexts.

“Consistently engrossing” - BBC
“Compulsively watchable” - Variety
“Pure genius” - Rolling Stone
“A cheeky work of art” - Vanity Fair
“Stunning. A masterclass in performance” - Indiewire

A $25 three-movie pass can be shared between 2 or 3 people for this screening but can also be used for any other Dunedin Film Society screening and has no expiry date.
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Free entry for Dunedin Film Society members.




All Ages


1hr 35min


Red Lecture Theatre

260 Great King St, Dunedin

Visual Art

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350