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INTRODUCED BY FILM CRITIC JASON SOLOMONS

Films screening at this event

The Congress

original title
כנס העתידנים
Director
Ari Folman
Cast
Robin Wright
Country
Israel
Year
2013
Duration
120 min

“The live action premise harks back to the stolid dystopian sci-fi of the 1970s, while the cartoon landscapes of Abrahama stir memories of yellow submarine-era psychedelia, right down to the pink skies, winged beings and fabulously blooming foliage.” – Guardian

“A visionary piece of speculative fiction.” – Hollywood Reporter

Selected as the opening film at this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Ari Folman’s follow-up to Waltz With Bashir is a searing indictment of the film business and Hollywood. The cunningly named Miramount Studios is hungry to scan its stable of high profile actors into computer chips, so that it can take full control of their careers and have them remain forever young.

Robin Wright is a brave and flawless heroine, Harvey Keitel, plays her conflicted and troubled agent, and Danny Huston has landed the part of his lifetime.

With dazzling animation and underlined by a powerful and moving score from Max Richter, this is an unforgettable and disturbing work from an outstanding and visionary director.

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2013