Direction: Julian Rosefeldt - Production: Julian Rosefeldt - Script: Julian Rosefeldt - Choreography: Christoph Krauss - Photography: Christoph Krauss - Sound: David Hilgers, Fabian Schmidt - Editing: Bobby Good - Actor: Cate Blanchett - Producing organisation: Julian Rosefeldt - Coproducing organisations: Schiwago Film GmbH, BR - Year of production: 2016
The architect of this unique film idea is Director Julian Rosefeldt, a veteran of intricate films and installations. In Manifesto, he uses the words from various twentieth century manifestos of artists, architects and filmmakers for dialogue. With a gorgeous production and luscious cinematography that would make Baz Luhrmann proud, Rosefeldt puts Blanchett in the everyday world as a housewife, a factory worker, or a TV anchor woman, articulating words that have inspired whole art movements. Manifesto is entertaining, while also asking us to question if these passionate statements still hold true and indeed inspire us today.
We, TV Performing Arts Jury, voted that the Prix Italia Award 2017 goes to “Manifesto” by Julian Rosefeldt because it is a unique audiovisual production. It is a masterwork in itself. It provides a very original audiovisual vehicle for something so difficult to convey as philosophical thought. “Manifesto” gives us food for thought and beauty for our eyes.
Edlira Roqi (TVSH, Albania), Hélène Peu du Vallon (FRANCE 3, France), Christian Moessner (ARD, Germany), Roberta Conti (RAI, Italy), Jun Shirai (NHK, Japan), Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP, Poland), Jacqueline Penabaz (RTVE, Spain), Gregory Catella (SRG SSR, Switzerland)
Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP, Poland)