Folman’s ‘The Congress’ to open Directors’ Fortnight

Folman's 'The Congress' open Directors' Fortnight

Pic is part-realist film, part-fantasy cartoon

PARIS — Ari Folman’s sci-fi drama “The Congress,” his follow-up to “Waltz With Bashir,” will kick off Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes on May 16.

A hybrid feature mixing live-action and animation, “Congress” stars an actress (Robin Wright) who takes part in an experiment that will help boost her career, but there is a price to be paid. The pic is based on Stanislaw Lem’s “The Futurological Congress.”

The cast also includes Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti and Jon Hamm.

Pic is repped in international markets by German shingle the Match Factory.
The full Directors’ Fortnight selection will be unveiled on Tuesday by artistic topper Edouard Waintrop.

“‘The Congress’ looks at our future and that of the cinema. In this powerful adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s cult novel, Ari Folman gives free rein to his imagination… It will open the 2013 Directors’ Fortnight, which in fact deals with the future of the movies around the world,” Waintrop said.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety