We already had a little chat about The Congress, one of the titles playing in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Today we’re here to share the first trailer for this live action/animation film, and I’m sure you’re going to love it. Ari Folman‘s haunted look on our future and the future of cinema definitely looks promising, head inside to see why!
One thing is for sure – Robin Wright looks stunning even though she’s playing an aging actress in the whole thing. As you probably remember, Folman’s movie is based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel The Futurological Congress so it’s all about – future, what else?
In other words, The Congress explores the ramifications of how the new digital actress affects the future of the woman and society as a whole.
Wright stars as an aging actress with a disabled child agrees to a large payment to have a full body imaging that will be digitized and utilized to create a digital actress. As part of the agreement, she will no longer control her likeness and the studio will then utilize the new virtual thespian in any manner they see fit. And, like that’s not enough – she will also be forbidden from acting ever again!
Cruel, but fantastic story, indeed!
Also starring Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Sami Gayle, The Congress will premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, 2013.
Let us know what you think about this trailer and stay tuned for more!
Photo and Trailer removed by studio request (The Match Factory GmbH)