Watch This: A Trailer Debuts for the New Hybrid Animated Film ‘The Congress’


Premiering at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival is The Congress, a wild-looking sci-fi pic from director Ari Folman, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2008 film Waltz with Bashir. The film is loosely based on the short story The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem.

Using a combination of live action and animation, The Congress tells the story of an aging actress (played by the lovely Robin Wright) who sells a movie studio the rights to a digital version of herself. The visuals look avant garde and trippy. The film also stars live action and animated versions of Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel and Paul Giamatti, among others.

Check out the new preview here (our apologies about the image they chose for the trailer still shot):

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 to May 26 in Cannes, France. Follow the Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Sources: FirstShowing, SlashFilm

2 thoughts on “Watch This: A Trailer Debuts for the New Hybrid Animated Film ‘The Congress’

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