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 thata 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.

A free adaption of Stanislaw Lem’s novel “The futurelogical Congress”.

Feature-length / live action & 2D Animation
Science Fiction
132 min
Ari Folman (Brigit Folman Film Gang)
Produced by
  • Bridgit Folman Film Gang (Israel)
in coproduction with
Opus Film (Poland)
  • ARP Selection (France)
  • Entre Chienet Loup (Belgium)
  • Paul Thiltges Distribution (Luxembourg)
  • ARD Degeto (Germany)
completed 2013