September 11, Monday

Manifesto (2016)

Directed by Julian Rosefeldt
Germany | PG | Drama, Experimental | English | 94 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, Manarat Al Saadiyat

Communism, Dadaism, Futurism, Fluxus, Minimalism, Surrealism, Pop Art… Declarations drawn from some 60 published artistic and/or political manifestos spring from the mouths of 13 vividly realised fictional characters in Manifesto. Each is played, in a dazzling feat of chameleon artistry, by Cate Blanchett. German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s film, drawn from his widely travelled multi-screen installation, plants each of these characters within a marvellously precise theatrical setting. A Russian choreographer schools her dancers on Fluxus philosophy; a TV anchor woman delivers Sol LeWitt’s notes on Conceptual Art; a pre-school teacher recites the rules of Dogma 95 as she corrects her pupils’ work, adding instructive notes from Jim Jarmusch, Stan Brakhage and Werner Herzog.

The Trip to Spain (2017)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
UK | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama | English | 115 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip through Spain. Sampling the restaurants, eateries and sights along the way.