THE CONGRESS

THE CONGRESS

IL/DE/BE/LU/PL/FR 2013, D: Ari Folman, 123 Min.
Fiction / animation, OV with Eng. ST, FSK age rating 12+

When the acting career of Robin Wright slowly comes to an end, she sees herself forced to undergo a high-tech scanning procedure at the Hollywood studio Miramount and sell the rights to her digital image. The retired actress embarks on a 20 year private travelling absence on the basis of the contract. She returns to a radically changed world in which the border between virtual, animated world and reality seems to be overcome. Robin has no other choice than to get out of her body again, in order to find herself. But it’s easier said than done in a world where anyone can become whoever and whatever they want and in which the »truth« no longer exists.

TUE, 3.10., 6.30 PM
Cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum

TRAILER

DIRECTOR

Ari Folman

Already his graduation film, COMFORTABLY NUMB, earned Ari Folman the Award for Best Documentary Film at the Israeli Academy Awards. Since the early 1990s, the director and screenwriter has created numerous award-winning documentary and fiction films. After experimenting with animated sequences, he directed and produced the multiple award-winning animation feature WALTZ WITH BASHIR in 2008 about an Israeli soldier’s experiences in the Libanese civil war.

Filmography

2013 THE CONGRESS / 2008 WALTZ WITH BASHIR / 1996 CLARA HAKEDOSHA