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Drafthouse Films and Films We Like Nab Ari Folman's 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 7, 2013 at 12:37PM

Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have snapped up North American rights to Ari Folman's animated-live-action hybrid "The Congress," which recently made its world premiere at Cannes in the Directors Fortnight sidebar. The film stars Robin Wright as an aging actress who participates in a radical experiment to keep her career afloat: She creates a digital replica of herself.
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'The Congress'
'The Congress'

Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have snapped up North American rights to Ari Folman's animated-live-action hybrid "The Congress," which recently made its world premiere at Cannes in the Directors Fortnight sidebar. The film stars Robin Wright as an aging actress who participates in a radical experiment to keep her career afloat: She creates a digital replica of herself.

Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti also star in the film, which is loosely based on Stanislaw Lem's science-fiction novel "The Futurological Congress." The film is Folman's follow-up to 2008's Oscar-nominated "Waltz with Bashir."

Drafthouse plans a theatrical and VOD release for 2014.

Our TOH! exclusive interview with Folman on "The Congress" is here.

This article is related to: News, The Congress, Drafthouse Films, Ari Folman, News


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.