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The Congress is a israelien film of genre Drama directed by Ari Folman released in USA on 24 july 2014 with Paul Giamatti

The Congress (2013)

כנס העתידנים

The Congress
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Released in USA 24 july 2014
Length 2h2
Directed by
OriginIsrael
Genres Drama,    Science fiction,    Animation
Rating64% 3.249843.249843.249843.249843.24984

The Congress (Hebrew: כנס העתידנים) is a 2013 French-Israeli live-action/animation science fiction drama film written and directed by Ari Folman. The film premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on 15 May 2013. Independent film distributor Drafthouse Films announced, along with Films We Like In Toronto, their co-acquisition of the North American rights to the film and a US theatrical and VOD/digital release planned for 2014.

Synopsis

Robin Wright plays a fictional version of herself, an aging actress with a reputation for being fickle and unreliable, so much so that nobody is willing to offer her roles. Her son, Aaron, suffers from Usher syndrome that is slowly destroying his sight and hearing. With the help of Dr. Barker (Paul Giamatti), Robin is barely able to stave off the worst effects of her son's decline. Robin agrees to sell the film rights to her digital image to Miramount Studios (a portmanteau of Miramax and Paramount) in exchange for a hefty sum and the promise to never act again. After her body is digitally scanned, the studio will be able to make films starring her, using only computer-generated characters.

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