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: M, Offensive language, sex scenes and violence122 minsIsrael, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Live action very good, animation not so hot.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Live action very good, animation not so hot.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0

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