The Congress — New Trailer


added: Mon, May 26th '14

It's called "The Congress," but it could just as easily have been titled "Being Robin Wright." The veteran actress plays a fictionalized version of herself in the new US trailer for the trippy sci-fi drama, which seems to be part Hollywood satire and part "Yellow Submarine"-like fantasy.

Written and directed by acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman (2008's Oscar-nominated, animated war doc. "Waltz with Bashir"), the upcoming film creatively uses both live action and 2D animation sequences to tell the epic story of an aging Hollywood actress, named Robin Wright, who fears her son's health is declining, so she agrees to sign a lucrative deal with a movie studio that wants to scan her whole image into a computer and keep it as their own. The problem is, once they scan her "there's no going back."

Loosely based on the 1971 Polish novel "The Futurological Congress" by Stanislaw Lem, "The Congress" co-stars Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston, Paul Giamatti, Michael Stahl-David, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sami Gayle and a cartoonized Jon Hamm. The film, which premiered last year at Cannes, is hitting US theaters beginning on August 29th.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in "The Congress" convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.


directed by   Ari Folman

starring   Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston, Paul Giamatti, Michael Stahl-David, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sami Gayle, Jon Hamm

release date   August 29, 2014

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