First US Trailer for Ari Folman's 'The Congress' with Robin Wright

May 26, 2014
Source: The Film Stage

The Congress

It's been over a year since the trippy, partially animated film The Congress, loosely based on Stanislaw Lem’s dark, sci-fi comedy The Futurological Congress, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. Around a month after its debut overseas, Drafthouse Films and Films We Like picked it up for release, and now the first US trailer for the film starring Robin Wright and featuring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harvey Keitel and Paul Giamatti has arrived. This looks like a truly unique and interesting sci-fi film worth seeking out. There's gorgeous cinematography, some pretty surreal animation, and a meta storyline following Wright as a version of herself who has sold Hollywood the digital rights to her younger self in order to save her son.

Here's the US trailer for Ari Folman's The Congress from The Film Stage:

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 premiered as part of the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes in 2013. Drafthouse Films and Films We Like will release the film in limited theaters August 29th.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Sci-fi you say? Peaked my interest! Looks like an intriguing concept.

Armitall on May 26, 2014


I had the chance to see this last year at the Bergen International Film Festival. Really regretting that I didn't now.

Nielsen700 on May 26, 2014


Is your classmate's aunt Robin Wright?

Oblique on May 26, 2014

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