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2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they
want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to
immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
 

Cast: Robin Wright , Harvey Keitel , Jon Hamm , Paul Giamatti , Kodi Smit-McPhee , Danny Huston , Sami Gayle , Michael Stahl-David

Director: Ari Folman

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Drafthouse Films

The Congress (2013)

Release Date: August 29th, 2014|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 60
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Ambition markedly outstrips achievement in The Congress, a visionary piece of speculative fiction that drops the ball after a fine set-up. show more

  • 87
    Jordan Hoffman Film.com

    The first half of “The Congress,” while still fascinating, does suffer a bit from keeping its focus on the gripes and accusations between Hollywood actors and producers...Once the Philip K. Dick-meets-”Inception” second half kicks in, the implications grow more universal. show more

  • 60
    Xan Brooks The Guardian

    The Congress contains tricks aplenty and ideas in abundance. The problem comes in herding these scattered, floating elements towards a satisfying whole. show more

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