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Cate Blanchett Stars in "The Carnival is Over" by Shirin Neshat

Artist Shirin Neshat explains the film: “I was interested in how female singers are universally treated as objects of desire. At first, Cate looks gorgeous, but when she sings it’s a transgender's voice. The audience heckles her, and she becomes confrontational. When the music comes back on, she does a seductive dance but her face is evil. For her final act of subversion, she takes off her hair and makeup and walks away. That part was Cate’s idea. Fuck the beauty.”

Released on 9/5/2018


Starring: Cate Blanchett

DIRECTED BY Shirin Neshat DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ghasem Ebrahimian VOCALS Anohni SONG "The Carnival is Over" originally performed by The Seekers, 1967 ORIGINAL SCORE & SOUND DESIGN Johnny Azari EDITOR Shahryar Shahamat ADDITIONAL EDITING Johnny Azari SITTINGS EDITOR Sam Walker HAIR BY Robert Vetica at The Magnet Agency MAKEUP BY Jeanine Lobell for Giorgio Armani at Streeters MANICURE BY Yuko Tsuchihashi Giorgio Armani at Susan Price NYC SET DESIGN Adrian Crabbs at The Magnet Agency PRODUCED BY Blayke Kogan at Rosco Production PRODUCTION COORDINATOR May Lin Le Goff 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA Rodin Hamidi 2nd ASSISTANT CAMERA Olga Vazquez KEY GAFFER Tony Sur KEY GRIP JR James SWING Jesse Gouveia, SOUND OPERATOR Matthew Leibowitz PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Benjamin Merker, Emma Modek SET DESIGN ASSISTANT Evan Schaffer FASHION ASSISTANT Emma Metz TAILOR Joshua Schwartz at In-House-Atelier