If you’re one of those moviegoers that think Cate Blanchett can play any role she’s handed, you’re going to want to check out the trailer above for “Manifesto,” where the Oscar-winner plays 13 different characters.
The new “Manifesto” trailer sees Blanchett in chameleonic form, performing a handful of her roles while reciting excerpts from a number of different artistic manifestos. Some of her roles include a school teacher, factory worker, choreographer, punk, newsreader, scientist, puppeteer, widow and a homeless man.
Written and directed by German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt, “Manifesto” began as a multi-screen film installation in 2015. The 130-minute exhibition cut was shot over 12 days in Berlin before premiering at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from Dec. 9, 2015 to March 14, 2016.
The linear cut runs 90-minutes and will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 19-29.
The “Manifesto” installation was also shown in Berlin at the Museum für Gegenwart, from Feb. 10 to July 10, 2016 and the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from Dec. 7, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017.
Blanchett has been nominated for seven Oscars over her career for her work in “Elizabeth,” “Notes on a Scandal,” “I’m Not There” and more. She won twice for “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine.”
Blanchett will next be seen in “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Ocean’s Eight.”