The Congress

 

Year: 2013
Country: ISRAEL, GERMANY, POLAND, LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE, BELGIUM
Run Time: 122 minutes

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.

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Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM

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Director
Ari Folman

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

Screenwriting
Ari Folman

Cinematography
Michael Englert

Editing
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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Drafthouse Films

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