What happens when the boundary between fiction and reality disappears? The middle-aged actor Robin Wright was once young and promising, but the offers for film roles have diminished over the years. Everything changes when she receives an unexpected request from Miramax Studios. They want to scan her body and buy the rights to her life story. They want to recreate the young, beautiful Robin digitally and make her a star, something the real Robin never became. She is offered a large sum of money, but must promise never to perform in public again. She eventually agrees to it, and the world as we know it will never be the same.
In The Congress, the audience witnesses a dystopian vision of the future where the virtual world takes over the real, and where anyone can create different versions of themselves digitally. The game between fiction and reality takes place on several levels, and is emphasized, among other things, by the fact that actor Robin Wright portrays the role as herself.
The Congress is a dizzyingly animated film experience, and a journey into a future that no longer seems very distant.
|Drama, science fiction, animation
|Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Danny Huston, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David, Don McManus, Jörg Vincent Malotki
|Reinhard Brundig, Sébastien Delloye, Piotr Dzieciol, Ari Folman, David Grumbach, Eitan Mansuri, Ewa Puszczynska, Robin Wright