Cannes: Robin Wright in Trippy Trailer for Ari Folman's 'The Congress'
by Ethan Anderton
May 13, 2013
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival is getting into full swing, and our own Alex Billington is already in France, ready to cover the latest out of the international film festival. And that means some films are getting the buzz started. The first trailer for James Franco's As I Lay Dying just showed up, and now an intriguing sci-fi film called The Congress, starring Robin Wright, has just debuted a trailer. The story is a loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress from 1971, and follows a version of Wright who has sold Hollywood the digital rights to a younger version of her entire being. This looks like a really cool sci-fi story with some poignant social commentary on Hollywood and maybe the future of cinema. Watch!
Here's the trailer for Ari Folman's Cannes selected film The Congress, first found via The Film Stage:
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The Congress, a loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s dark, sci-fi comedy The Futurological Congress, is written and directed by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The story follows actress Robin Wright playing a fictional version of herself as an aging actress who agrees to an experimental procedure whereby her youthful form is scanned and replicated for future use and profit by movie studios. But the consequences of her decision affect her life in ways she didn't consider. The film also stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel and Paul Giamatti and premieres as part of the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film does not have a release date, but stay tuned for updates and coverage.