The Congress

by Ari Folman

The Congress


Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she'll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films - even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young - for all eternity - in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years.

The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.



2008 "Waltz with Bashir" - Writer Director & Producer. Winner - Golden Globe for best foreign film. Winner - Cesar for best foreign film, Nominated for an Academy award for best foreign film and winner of another 26 awards around the world.

2001 "Made In Israel" - Writer and Director. Winner 2 Israeli Academy awards.

1996 "Saint Clara" - Co-Director and Writer. Winner 7 Israeli academy awards, including "Best Director" and "Best Picture", Winner jury prize at the Karlovy Vary festival. Opened the Panorama at the 1996 Berlinale Film Festival.

1991 "Comfortably Numb" - Co-Director and Writer. A documentary shot in Tel-Aviv during the Gulf War. Winner of the Israeli Oscar for "Best Documentary" 1991. Winner Wolgin Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival.



Robin Wright
Harvey Keitel
Jon Hamm
Paul Giamatti
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Danny Huston
Sami Gayle
Michael Stahi-David
Michael Landes
Sarah Shahi


Writer/Director: Ari Folman
based on the novel "The Futurological Congress" by Stanislaw Lem
Art Direction: David Polonsky
Animation: Yoni Goodman
DoP: Michal Englert
Music: Max Richter
Sound: Aviv Aldema
Special Effects: Roli Nitzan
Costume Design: Mandi Line

A Production of: Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Pandora Film, Opus Film, ARP Selection, Entre Chien et Loup, Paul Thiltges Distribution


Technical Data

Format: DCP & 35mm / 1:1.85 / Dolby Atmos
Length: 120 min.
Original Language: English


The Congress
The Congress

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