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Listen To Robin Wright Sing & Watch Two Featurettes From Ari Folman's 'The Congress'

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • July 31, 2013 9:38 AM
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After receiving rave reviews for his animated feature “Waltz with Bachir” in 2008, Israeli director Ari Folman divided critics with his new movie “The Congress” at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes this year. Our reviewer on the field described the piece as ambitious, unique and bold but "overloaded with too many ideas". The film is "regularly diverting from any sort of central narrative to follow tenuous and ill-explained threads that end up in a foggy limbo" and "it poses the old question of whether the immense ambition of the project should be admired over the fact that it falls down on so many of those ambitions."

Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Part-Animated 'The Congress' Is Overstuffed And Overwritten, But Sort Of Fascinating

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 16, 2013 7:21 AM
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Ari Folman's "The Congress" aka "Robin Wright at The Congress" aka "Reviewer's Nightmare" (last title mine) opens the director's fortnight at Cannes this evening and screened for a group of alternately beguiled and baffled press this morning. Evoking Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best moments, and lurching oddly into "Southland Tales" territory in its worst, it is a film we'd be happy to call a fascinating muddle, were it not a little overstretched to really support even that summation. At the very least, however, should your copy of "Pink Floyd's The Wall" have worn out through overuse, we can see "The Congress" having a similar kind of life as a late-night stoner mindfuck.

Watch: Trippy, Meta Trailer For Ari Folman's Cannes Flick 'The Congress' Starring Robin Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2013 3:34 PM
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The long, long wait for "Waltz With Bashir" director Ari Folman's next effort "The Congress" is now nearly over. Whilst we're still surprised that the director, who was in contention for a Palme d'Or in the main competition at Cannes in 2008 with 'Bashir,' has been relegated to the Directors' Fortnight sidebar (perhaps "Seduced And Abandoned" has already filled the 'Hollywood skewering' Cannes slot,) there is little doubt that this is going to be one to track down. The first trailer alone promises a head-spinning experience.

Captivating New Pics From 'Waltz With Bashir' Director Ari Folman's Live Action/Animated 'The Congress' With Robin Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2013 7:51 PM
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A movie that has literally been years in the making, showing of some early footage way back in 2010, "Waltz With Bashir" director Ari Folman's followup "The Congress" has been coming along at a steady, if unhurried pace. While we've had glimpses here and there, a batch of new images have arrived giving the best look yet at how the live action/animated film will be coming together.

Wes Anderson Says Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Mathieu Amalric & F. Murray Abraham Have Joined 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 11:48 AM
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Wes Anderson's next picture, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," was supposed to star Johnny Depp, but that plan fell through. Nevertheless, it has an outstanding cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum and regular W.A. collaborators Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman. Other names rumored early on were past collaborators Edward Norton who starred in "Moonrise Kingdom," Adrien Brody who was one of the brothers in "The Darjeeling Limited" and Willem Dafoe who played the second-in-command in "The Life Aquatic" (the latter two also did voice work in "Fantastic Mr. Fox").

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Reservoir Dogs'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 23, 2012 1:47 PM
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Prepare to feel very, very old indeed -- twenty years ago today, on October 23rd 1992, "Reservoir Dogs" was released in theaters, introducing the world to a 29-year-old video store clerk turned filmmaker with an encyclopaedic knowledge of film named Quentin Tarantino. But even in the months beforehand, his feature directorial debut, "Reservoir Dogs" had already started to upend the American independent film movement but with tremendously well received screenings at Sundance, Cannes and Toronto.

Harvey Keitel Takes A Holiday, Joins Australia Set Lifetime Movie 'Fatal Honeymoon'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 8:59 AM
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Yes, Harvey Keitel is starring in a Lifetime movie -- that's what we've come to. Although, in this case, we don't blame him for taking a trip to enjoy the warm weather of the Gold Coast, Australia.

Tran Ahn Hung's Aborted 'Night Dogs' With Adrien Brody Would've Had Jimi Hendrix Score; Director Plotting French Novel Adaptation Next

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 3, 2012 1:18 PM
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While he's no Terrence Malick, Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung isn't exactly rushing movies out. Since his critically acclaimed debut "The Scent Of Green Papaya" in 1993, only five films have arrived from the helmer, one of which, neo-noir "I Come With The Rain" starring Josh Hartnett, has never really seen the light of day. During that time in the limelight, though, Tran had one particular project fall apart at the seams: his adaptation of Kent Anderson's post-war drama "Night Dogs," which he recently discussed with Twitch.

New 'Moonrise Kingdom' Set Photos Reveal Harvey Keitel's Moustache, Bob Balaban's Red Coat & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 16, 2011 1:02 AM
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Photos by Rob Thorn.

First Look At Edward Norton & Bill Murray On The Set Of Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 4:39 AM
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Harvey Keitel Confirmed As Part Of The CastWith filming underway on Wes Anderson's next project, "Moonrise Kingdom," info is slowly starting to creep out about the film that has been keeping a lid on some of the finer details, but here's what we know so far. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman star alongside newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in the director's first period film set in 1960s New England, with the story centering on a young boy and young girl who fall in love and run away together, turning their small town upside down in the process. Gilman and Hayward play the kids, with Willis as the town sheriff, Edward Norton as a Boy Scout camp leader and Murray and McDormand as the young girl’s parents.

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