THE CONGRESS (Ari Folman)

An incredible cinematic achievement mixing animation with real life, ‘The Congress’ follows an aging, out-of-work actress who accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider. Winner of the Best Animated Film Award at the European Film Awards in 2013

ABOUT THE FILM

Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she‘ll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films – even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young – for all eternity – in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years. ‘The Congress’ follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

An incredible cinematic achievement mixing animation with real life, ‘The Congress’ follows an aging, out-of-work actress who accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider. Winner of the Best Animated Film Award at the European Film Awards in 2013 Date: May 16, 2014