27 Oct 2018

Manifesto (Julian Rosefeldt, 2015)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

Maniacally obsessed with high angle and precision, Julian Rosefeldt delivers an
Absolutely delightful, positively deadpan experimental drama which is
Nothing as much as it is Everything, and whatever DADA falls in-between.
Irreverently cheeky and somewhat anti-art for the sake of art, this (meta?)
Film injects a deliberately sterile mockumentary into an omnibus-like
Ensemble drama, with the brilliant Cate Blanchet herself being the ensemble of 12.
Simultaneously stray and straight, Manifesto shows both white and broken
Teeth in its wide grin and often bites while spitting one quotable line after another.
On the other hand, 'all current art is fake', so beware of the 'square which becomes blobby'!


(... also applicable ...)

Mischievously poised and monumentally small.
Awkwardly elegant and austerely extravagant.
Non-essentially indispensable, non plus ultra?
Irrationally reasonable and intelligently naive.
Fascinatingly flat and fanatically disciplined.
Eccentrically conventional and explicitly equivocal.
Serenely rebellious and superficially profound.
Theoretically practical and teasingly comforting.
Obnoxiously wonderful and ostentatiously modest.

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