Making Manifesto
by Cristian Pirjol, Germany 2018, 37'
RE-RECORDING: Kai Theissen   EDITING ADVISOR: Louisa Meyer-Madaus
PHOTOGRAPHY: Cristian Pirjol   SHOOTING OF THE INSTALLATION: Freunde der Nationalgalerie/bboxxFilme
EDITING: Cristian Pirjol   LANGUAGE: VO: German, English; SUB: Italian, English 
PRODUCER: Julian Rosefeldt    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2019

Cristian Pirjol’s film follows Manifesto’s production, and provides an in-depth look at
Julian Rosefeldt’s highly successful work. Thoughts and ideas are captured in backstage interviews, and sequences with actress Cate Blanchett. Rosefeldt met Blanchett in 2010, and was fascinated by her transformation as Bob Dylan in I’m Not Here. He chose the Australian actress for different roles in Manifesto, a complex work created in a double installation and feature-length film formats, in which the manifestoes of many 20th century artists, architects, writers, directors and choreographers take shape in 12 scenes which pack poetic power and meaning for the present.
Cristian Pirjol 
Cristian was born in 1982 in Bucharest, Romania, as the son of a tailor and a priest. He grew up in a German-speaking community in Transylvania. Aged 11, he followed his younger sister into acting, an experience which later led to his wish to work behind the camera. Cristian Pirjol graduated as a cinematographer at the Film University in Babelsberg, Germany. His first feature film KOHLHAAS has won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at Germany’s Max Ophüls Film Festival. He has worked with acclaimed director Marjane Satrapi (Academy Award nominee). To date, he has shot 9 international features and TV films and has worked on more than 40 short films and documentaries. His work on SCHMITKE has been awarded by the Czech Association of Cinematographers in 2016. 

Selected Filmography:
2019 National Street 2016 The Last Pig 2014 Schmitke 2012 KOHLHAAS

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