Cate Blanchett at the Orion
Thu 17.8. - Sun 03.9. 00:00
The Helsinki Festival autumn is a celebration of soulful acting – both at Kunsthalle Helsinki and at the Orion cinema. The Australian Cate Blanchett (b. 1969) is one of the most ambitious actresses of today. The series of Blanchett movies at the Orion cinema showcase some of the highlights from the star’s versatile career of nearly 20 years.
Her international breakthrough came in the form of the lead role in Elizabeth (1998), one of the most acclaimed British movies of all time. In Tom Tykwer’s Heaven (2011), based on master director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s unfilmed screenplay, Blanchett portrays a teacher taking radical action, whereas in Todd Haynes’ 2007 biographical I’m not there, she channels Bob Dylan, easily crossing gender boundaries.
Her most celebrated performances include her two Oscar-winning roles as Katherine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004) and as a socialite suffering a nervous breakdown in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (2013), as well as the daring title role in another Todd Haynes movie, Carol (2015).
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