Israeli director-writer Ari Folman is no stranger to the weird (see his magnificent “Waltz with Bashir”), and his “The Congress,” which has been playing the festival circuit for over a year now, is plenty weird. Fortunately for us, the U.S. trailer for the film has arrived.
Watch: Robin Wright Becomes a Cartoon in the Trailer for Ari Folman’s Ambitious ‘The Congress’
Watch: Robin Wright Becomes a Cartoon in the Trailer for Ari Folman's Ambitious 'The Congress'
In “The Congress,” which is both a live-action and animated picture, Robin Wright stars as Robin Wright, a fading actress (obviously not true) who decides to accept a last job, selling the rights to “Robing Wright.” The film follows the consequences in Wright’s life after she decides to have herself digitally scanned and made into a computer-generated character.
Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston and Kodi Smit-McPhee also star in the film, which will receive a limited U.S. release on August 29.