Germany 2017 | 95 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles
Julian Rosefeldt's 13-screen video installation, where viewers wander in the dark through vignettes scripted from 20th century tomes, transforms into a wondrous feature film. Lavishly produced scenes unpack old and new meanings for declarations sourced from the likes of Futurism, Dada, Fluxus, Suprematism, Situationism, Dogma 95, and more. There is an extra level of humor for the art crowd, but also plenty of hilarity for everyone willing to take the plunge in this wild ride. Cate Blanchett offers an unforgettable tour-de-force, inhabiting numerous personas and deflating vaunted proclamations into everyday banter with warmth and humanity. Rosefeldt's work is an original, thought-provoking, ingenious meditation on words, cinema, life, art and of course, manifestos.