>>>> Ari Folman's sci-fi epic THE CONGRESS starring Robin Wright with Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, and Paul Giamatti, opens AUGUST 29 in select Cineplex theatres across Canada. <<<<
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 digitized form 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.
Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee,Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahi-David, Michael Landes, Sarah Shahi
Ari Folman’s explosive, mind-bending live-action-animation hybrid, THE CONGRESS will be released in select Cineplex theatres across Canada. This metafiction follow-up to Folman’s highly acclaimed documentary animation WALTZ WITH BASHIR prompted a great deal of discussion when it opened the Directors’ Fortnight Section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Starring Robin Wright, the film is based on the cult sci-fi novel 'The Futurological Congress' by Stanislaw Lem.
In —TORONTO— at Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinemas