The Congress Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Poland 2013 – 122min.

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The Congress

Movie Rating: Andrea Wildt

Another socially critical movie by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). This time a mix of live action and animation.

Actress Robin Wright is getting older, so her movie studio wants to digitize her. The first part of the movie is done in classic live action, showing Robin struggling with the moral dilemma of being “dematerialized” and giving herself over completely to studio bosses. The movie then leaps forward to the 2030's: Robin is invited to a congress and enters the "strictly animated zone"...

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) adapted the sci-fi classic by Stanislaw Lem, replacing an allegory about communism with one that deals with the dictatorial entertainment industry. Folman's freestyle approach to filmmaking extends to its implementation, as he interweaves live action, animation and a large number of references to pop and cinema. Welcome to the world of the impossible! Welcome to the animated zone!



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