The Congress is set in an alternate reality that reinvents itself at every turn. Actress Robin Wright is about to sell her body to Hollywood mega-studio Miramount, who will scan every inch of her and digitally control her image. The studio can now cast her in any role they’d like: Oscar-bait, sci-fi movies, even pornography. While the digitized Robin is out earning the studio massive profits, a new technology emerges whereby people can become other people through an advanced chemical form of virtual reality. Suddenly, Robin finds herself in a surreal animated world full of magical wonder and not-so-earthly delights. But as she falls further down the virtual rabbit hole, she also fades from the ones who love her most. Part live action and part spectacular animation, The Congress is an ambitious sci-fi allegory from the mind of Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). With Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, and Danny Huston. –Cleveland International Film Festival

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Friday, June 6, 9:30 PM, Michigan Theater
Saturday, June 7, 8:00 PM, UM Modern Languages Building 4

122 min
Not rated
Year: 2013
Country: France
Language: English
Festivals: Cannes
Director: Ari Folman
Screenwriter: Ari Folman
Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti