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Watch: U.S. Trailer For Ari Folman's 'The Congress' Scans Robin Wright

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 27, 2014 10:44 AM
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The Congress

It has been quite a wait for Ari Folman's "The Congress," with development on the project moving steadily if not hurriedly for a few years, before finally landing on the festival circuit last year. It has already opening abroad, won a European Film Award for Best Animated Film (a bit surprising given that it's partially live-action) and now it's finally coming to U.S. shores. And a new trailer has arrived.

Robin Wright leads the movie, based on Stanislaw Lem's short story "The Futurological Congress," that follows an aging, out-of-work actress (Wright) who accepts one last job so she can make ends meet to care for her disabled son. The twist is is that a studio will scan her image and likeness and use it as they see fit — so sorta like that hologram technology they use for dead musicians, but instead with a living person.

The movie itself is one we called "a fascinating muddle" and a potential "late-night stoner mindfuck" which means you'll want to track this down. "The Congress" opens on August 29th. Watch below, plus check out the new U.S. poster from EW

The Congress, poster
The Congress, poster
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  • Michael O. | May 29, 2014 1:59 AMReply

    I saw it at a film festival almost a year ago. It's, uh, not very good. The scanning scene is beautiful but the rest is pretty much a mess.

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