The Congress

The Congress

The Congress

Crossing between animation and live-action, this science fiction drama stars Robin Wright (Forrest Gump) as Robin Wright, an aging and out-of-work actress who agrees to have her image scanned and kept in a movie-making computer-powered animated world.

When Mirramount Studios shows a desire to 3D scan her bodily image for use in computer-generated movies – with the promise that this “new” Robin will stay forever young – Wright accept the deal and the enormous pay check with it. The following two decades see a dramatic change in the distribution of the 3D Robin, as well as the animated world she resides in. From the Israeli director of the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir.

2013Rating: M122 minsIsrael, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
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The Congress / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Admirers of Waltz With Bashir should seriously adjust their expectations for this trippy cautionary tale.

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Total Film

Total Film

Whether visual or thematic, Folman’s bold, eccentric ideas never fail to astound

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Time Out

Time Out

Folman takes a determined stride into the past with this dizzying, disjointed, always fascinating live action-animation hybrid

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It hunts high and low for the human element in a virtual world. And yet for all its modish gestures, there is something endearingly retro about Folman's handling.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Too much of Ari Folman’s half-animated science-fiction feature The Congress feels just a bit off...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Live action very good, animation not so hot.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fascinating and visually impressive intellectual helter-skelter ride, but the lack of narrative coherence lets down its promising sci-fi concepts and satire.

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