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The Congress 2013 15

122 mins Israel Director. Ari Folman

Based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem (Solaris), Ari Folman’s mind-bending follow up to the critically lauded Waltz with Bashir tells the story of Robin Wright, an actress struggling to find work in Hollywood who accepts a lucrative offer from ‘Miramount’ studio to have her image digitised and controlled by the company.

Twenty years after relinquishing her identity, the contract has expired and she is summoned to a mysterious congress taking place in an animated world.

Although radically different in content to his previous political documentary, Folman’s hallucinatory slice of sci-fi eccentricity shares a similarly daring stylistic approach. As a scathing satire on the film industry it’s fascinating; as an exercise in formal experimentation it’s never less than dazzling.

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Directed by

Ari Folman


Robin Wright Penn

Harvey Keitel

Jon Hamm

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Paul Giamatti


Science Fiction Drama


Altered States Discoveries Cannes Film Festival


15 Contains strong language, sex, nudity







Production company

Bridgit Folman Film Gang

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