1. Cate Blanchett as a scientist. 2. Cate Blanchett as a puppeteer. 3. Cate Blanchett as a factory worker. 4. Cate Blanchett as a widow. 5. Cate Blanchett as a homeless man. 6. Cate Blanchett as a choreographer. 7. Cate Blanchett as a television news anchor. 8. Cate Blanchett as a schoolteacher. 9. Cate Blanchett as a punk rocker.
“You don’t overturn x-thousand years of patriarchy in a generation.“ Classical Historian and prolific slayer of trolls, Mary Beard has written a brief but absolutely essential new book, Women and Power: A Manifesto. It’s just out from Liveright.
Understand that because our brains have been designed by evolution to need and to respond positively to kindness, it is not a question of deserve. It is simply a question of treating our brain wisely and feeding it appropriately. For example, it’s not a question of whether you deserve to give your body vitamins or not, one simply does it because it’s sensible. This is the same with kindness. It is not a self-indulgence any more than training your body to be fit and healthy is self-indulgent. It is not an issue of whether we deserve it; it’s an issue of understanding how our mind works and then practicing how to feed it things to help it work optimally.
I’ve always said this about Cate as an actress, ever since seeing her in ‘Electra‘ in her last year of drama school (at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art): She has that ability to be extrememly forthright and powerful and vulnerable, all within a flickering moment. That combination could earmark her for greatness. - Geoffrey Rush
Cate Blanchett plays 13 different roles in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto.
Tour-de-force: a term so overused that we need an undeniable acting performance to renew its meaning for cinema. Cate Blanchett has just given us one, going all-out in Manifesto. Already respected as one of the best actresses in film, Blanchett raises the bar even higher by playing 13 different roles in Manifesto, embodying some of the most influential and emotional artist manifestos in history.