Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

The Congress


Year: 2013
Run Time: 122 minutes

The Congress
The Congress
The Congress
The Congress

Ever wonder what Robin Wright has been up to the past couple years? Well, you’re about to find out. Set in an alternate reality that could only come from the mind of Ari Folman, Robin Wright is about to sell her body to the Hollywood mega-studio “Miramount.” (Sound familiar?) Miramount is going to scan every inch of her body and digitally control her image. They can cast her in any role they’d like: Oscar®-bait, sci-fi movies, even pornography. While the digitized Robin is out earning the studio massive profits, a new technology emerges: the ability to become other people through an advanced chemical form of virtual reality. Suddenly, Robin finds herself in a surreal animated world full of magical wonder and not-so-earthly delights. But as Robin falls further down the virtual rabbit hole, she also fades from the ones who love her most. Part live action and part spectacular animation, THE CONGRESS is an ambitious sci-fi allegory that reinvents itself at every turn. —C.P.

The Congress

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:20 PM

After Hours
Film Is Art

Ari Folman

Ari Folman, Sebastian Delloye, Piotr Dzieciol, David Grumbach, Eitan Mansuri, Ewa Puszczynska, Robin Wright

Ari Folman

Michael Englert

Nili Feller

Principal Cast
Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, John Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Director Bio
Ari Folman was born in 1962 to Holocaust survivors in Israel. He studied at Tel Aviv University. He exploded into international cinema in 2008 with "Waltz with Bashir," which won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film along with many other awards.

Select Filmography
"Saint Clara" (1996), "Made in Israel" (2001), "Waltz with Bashir" (2008), THE CONGRESS (2013)

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