The Congress

The Congress
  • 2013
  • Israel / Germany / Poland / Luxembourg / France / Belgium
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Ari Folman
  • Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm

Robin Wright (as herself) is an aging actress, offered a deal by the industry: if she lets them map her likeness onto a computer, they can make movies starring her but minus her presence. Folman's bewildering but memorable film builds startlingly on the animation techniques of Waltz with Bashir, asking profound questions about performance and identity.

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The Congress

27 Feb 20143 stars

Psychedelic animation/live action hybrid from Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman

Robin Wright hasn't had a good part in 15 years. Her entire career has been blighted by poor choices – in relationships as well as roles. At this point in time, it'd be better for her if she bowed out of showbusiness entirely. This is the rather harsh…

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