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TALK: CATE BLANCHETT

WHAT MAKES CATE BLANCHETT’S WOMEN SO COMPELLING?

90 MINS
An illustrated talk by Pamela Hutchinson.

So compelling - yet so awful! From the young Queen Elizabeth to brutal Lydia Tár, the seductive older women in ‘Carol’ and ‘Notes on a Scandal’, and the high-society hysteric of ‘Blue Jasmine’, Cate Blanchett makes a habit of embodying the most captivatingly imperious, and often cruel, women that the screen has ever witnessed.

In Detail

This illustrated talk will explore her singular career and examine some of her very best performances. Find out why she is one of the most fascinating actresses working in world cinema today and how she creates such unforgettably powerful characters.

Pamela Hutchinson is a freelance critic, curator and film historian, based in West Sussex. She writes for titles including ‘Sight and Sound,’ ‘Empire’ and the ‘Guardian’ and regularly appears on BBC radio. Her publications include BFI Film Classics on ‘The Red Shoes’ and ‘Pandora's Box,’ as well as essays in edited collections.

She has curated film seasons on Marlene Dietrich, Asta Nielsen, and Pre-Code Hollywood, and her website SilentLondon.co.uk is devoted to silent cinema.