The Congress

The Congress

By Ari Folman

  • Genre: Ari Folman
  • Release Date: 2014-08-15
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: Ari Folman
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49


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 that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalised character forever young - for all eternity - in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years. The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.



  • A bit too weird for me...

    By Finegas
    Animated movies are just not my cup of tea. A good effort but not really that enjoyable.
  • The future of entertainment?

    By Shabello
    This movie… it’s unique for sure and won’t be to everyone’s tastes. I however found it to be a very deep and thoughtful story about the dangers of the future of the entertainment industry. It eschews traditional narrative, instead opting for a more free flowing structure which may be jarring, but given the content it makes absolute sense. Robin Wright’s performance as a damaged ex-hollywood a-lister really pulls the experience together. There is also a FANTASTIC speech by Harvey Keitel playing her agent. Overall I’d recommend this movie if you want something cerebral and action-light. Rent before you buy for sure ^^