23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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The Congress

Playing herself, Robin Wright is a middle-aged actress who sees her career in decline, while she’s forced to deal with her son’s health issues. That’s when she’s made an offer that’s as tempting as it is nightmarish: to sell the grand total of her image and voice to the Miramount studios, without any control over the films her 3-dimensional, ageless self will appear in.

Playing herself, Robin Wright is a middle-aged actress who sees her career in decline, while she’s forced to deal with her son’s health issues. That’s when she’s made an offer that’s as tempting as it is nightmarish: to sell the grand total of her image and voice to the Miramount studios, without any control over the films her 3-dimensional, ageless self will appear in. Robin will hesitate before eventually signing the contract, but when it expires nothing about the entrainment industry is what it used to be.

What follows is hard to contain in a few lines, as Folman (freely adapting a novel by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem) effortlessly convinces us to take a nosedive into a mixture of live action and hallucinatory animation, where the future breaks the barriers of the wildest imagination. "The Congress " opened the Director’s Fortnight at the last Cannes Film Festival. K.S.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Ari Folman

Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Ari Folman

Φωτογραφία / DoP: Michal Englert

Μουσική / Music: Max Richter

Μοντάζ / Editor: Nili Feller

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Jon Hamm

Ισραήλ, Γερμανία, Πολωνία, Λουξεμβούργο, Γαλλία, Βέλγιο / Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
2013
Εγχρωμο / Color
122'
Αγγλικά / English

* Screens on 24th September