Commendably sui generis, MANIFESTO, despite the fact that every word spoken in it is pilfered bemusedly from extant sources, takes a hell of a lot of ideas and throws them at the wall, hoping most of it will stick. While much of it slithers unceremoniously to the floor, when it works it really works. Blanchett has a lot to do with what works. She is phenomenal, naturally. And location scouting must have been a gas.