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    Trailer of the Week: Ari Folman Appears as Obsessed with Robin Wright as You Are in 'The Congress'

    We've been waiting five years for Ari Folman's follow-up to 2008's critical hit "Waltz With Bashir" -- will our patience be rewarded with a film that's part-animated and part-live action?

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    CANNES EXCLUSIVE: Ari Folman Talks Fortnight Opener 'The Congress,' Which Predicts Hollywood's Chilling Future (TRAILER)

    The Cannes International Film Festival gets under way Wednesday with the international premiere of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," a perfect opening night choice given its already established hit status stateside (TOH review here). And on Thursday the edgier Cannes sidebar Director's Fortnight (o...

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    Watch: Trippy, Meta Trailer For Ari Folman's Cannes Flick 'The Congress' Starring Robin Wright

    The long, long wait for "Waltz With Bashir" director Ari Folman's next effort "The Congress" is now nearly over. Whilst we're still surprised that the director, who was in contention for a Palme d'Or in the main competition at Cannes in 2008 with 'Bashir,' has been relegated to the Directors' Fortni...

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    Cannes Posts Quinzaine Trailer (VIDEO)

    The opening night of the Cannes' Director's Fortnight, or Quinzaine, is Ari Folman's "The Congress," a live-action-animated feature starring Robin Wright and Danny Huston (my interview with Folman is coming up). Check out the annual trailer for the two-week Cannes sidebar.

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    Why This Year's Cannes Directors Fortnight Looks Better Than the Main Competition

    The family of filmmakers welcomed into the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival each year are an exclusive bunch, and this year is no exception. With American heavyweights of the arthouse world like the Coen brothers, James Gray and Alexander Payne premiering new movies alongside work from E...

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    Ari Folman's Animated Live-Action Hybrid 'The Congress' to Open Cannes Directors' Fortnight, Not in Competition

    Ari Folman's sci-fi film "The Congress," which is part realist live-action, part fantasy animation and stars Robin Wright, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel and Kodi Smit-McPhee, will open the Cannes sidebar Director's Fortnight on May 16. Folman wrote and directed Israel's Oscar-nominated fore...

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    'Waltz With Bashir' Director Ari Folman's 'The Congress' To Open Cannes Directors' Fortnight

    Yesterday, the 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup was formally announced, and among the titles selected were a few that surprised us, while we noted others that seemed like eye-opening omissions. And today comes word of one filmmaker who is going from competing in the main line up at Cannes, to openin...

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    The Surprises & Notable Absences Of The 2013 Cannes Line-Up

    So the 2013 Cannes lineup has finally been unveiled and as usual, there were a fair few surprise inclusions, a fair few snubby exclusions/category decisions, and some mildly oh!-inducing title changes. The majority of our firm predictions made it in (the Coens, Soderbergh, Farhadi, Sorrentino, Gray,...

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    Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston & Paul Giamatti Confirmed For Ari Folman's 'The Congress'

    Ari Folman has been steadily moving forward with “The Congress,” his animated, sci-fi followup to “Waltz With Bashir.” The director unveiled some early footage last year at the Cartoon Movie Symposium in Lyons, France and has Robin Wright long attached to star, with Kodi Smit-McPhee revealing last m...

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    Kodi Smit-McPhee Joins Ari Folman's Animated Sci-Fi Pic 'The Congress'

    Ari Folman's "The Congress," his animated, sci-fi followup to "Waltz With Bashir," has been in development for a while now, with early footage unveiled last year at the Cartoon Movie symposium in Lyons, France, and we're glad to see it's still alive, moving forward and set to start shooting. But bef...

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