May 14, 2013

The Congress Trailer - 2D And Live Action Collide

Director Ari Folman, best known for his work on the 2011 animated war documentary Waltz With Bashir just released a new trailer for his rather intriguing looking scifi flick called The Congress, which will utilize a mixture of live action sequences and 2D to narrate the tale of an actress taking one final job to support her disabled son. The final job entails her likeness being scanned and cloned as an unscrupulous studio sees fit, rendering her completely unhireable and irrelevant as a person. The result of this experiment ends up having unexpected consequences, including a foray into a strange animated realm and other locales as she tries to find herself.

Based on Stanislaw Lem's 'The Futurological Congress,' this film is shaping up to be incredibly interesting in it's subject matter, tackling issues of stardom and loss of identity. Starring Robin Wright as the embattled film star, we're hoping this return to hybrid filmmaking will be more of a Roger Rabbit rather than a Cool World. The movie will be premiering at this years Cannes film festival before talks of a wide release.

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