To coincide with AnOther's in-depth interview with actress Cate Blanchett in the A/W13 issue, we reveal an exclusive film captured by Michael Cleary on the set of the cover shoot, styled by Olivier Rizzo and photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
In this shoot, Blanchett evokes the theatricality of a new wave Berlin, channelling the spirit of androgynous cabaret performer Anita Berber, who scandalised and delighted audiences in Weimar Berlin. Famous for her quicksilver talent and the incredible spectrum of characters she has played, from Bob Dylan to a regal elf, Blanchett currently has a clutch of projects in the pipeline, including Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, two Terrence Malick features and the remaining Hobbit films. Her career has spanned the globe, from her native Australia to Europe, Hollywood and New Zealand.
The Oscar-winner and mother of three was in Berlin when this story was shot, working on The Monuments Men with George Clooney, about art historians racing to save artworks during the second world war. She was far from her Sydney home, where she and her husband, playwright and director Andrew Upton moved in 2008 to become Co Artistic Directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.