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    Watch: Exclusive Featurette For Trippy Animated Sci-Fi 'The Congress' Starring Robin Wright

    Festival season aside, we're in the late-August/early-September doldrums, with disappointingly little to see in theaters for the next few weeks. Or maybe just in mainstream theaters, anyway: if you look a little closer, you can find some arthouse gems. One such film is Ari Folman's "The Congress," w...

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    Review: Ari Folman's 'The Congress' Starring Robin Wright

    Ari Folman's "The Congress," aka "Robin Wright at The Congress," aka "Reviewer's Nightmare," evokes Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best moments, as well as lurching oddly into "Southland Tales" territory in its worst. It's a film we'd be happy to call a fascinating muddle were it not to...

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    Watch: 2 Clips And 4 Behind-The-Scenes Videos From 'The Congress,' Ari Folman’s Trippy Followup To 'Waltz With Bashir'

    After successfully melding animation and documentary (two cinematic vocabularies that appear incompatible) in 2008’s "Waltz with Bashir," director Ari Folman returns to the big screen with "The Congress," a live action/animation mind-trip loosely inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s novel "The Futurological ...

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    11 Films To See In August

    So, another year, another month of August to end the summer movie season with a whimper, amirite? Perhaps, but we here at The Playlist took the tagline to “American Beauty,” way back in 1999, to heart… look closer. There’s still plenty of McMovies to clog your cinematic arteries, but sometimes, thos...

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    Stream This: Ari Folman's Soaring, Ambitious 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright as Many Versions of Herself

    At long last, Ari Folman's "The Congress," the Israeli auteur's half-animated followup to his fully animated "Waltz with Bashir" (2008), is available to stream. This electrifying fantasy about an actress (Robin Wright) who sells her soul to the studio system offers plenty of visual derring-do and op...

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    Robin Wright Shines in New Stills from Visual Mindbender 'The Congress' by Ari Folman

    Starring Robin Wright as a fictionalized version of herself, "The Congress" combines animation techniques that Folman has already mastered as well as a slew of other styles from the long history of the medium.

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    WATCH: New Trailer for 'The Congress,' Ari Folman's Visually Ravishing Anti-Hollywood Nightmare

    At last, Ari Folman's long-awaited "The Congress," starring Robin Wright, has an official US trailer. Watch it here -- and read why you must see this film.

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    Watch: Robin Wright Becomes a Cartoon in the Trailer for Ari Folman's Ambitious 'The Congress'

    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.

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    Watch: U.S. Trailer For Ari Folman's 'The Congress' Scans Robin Wright

    It has been quite a wait for Ari Folman's "The Congress," with development on the project moving steadily if not hurriedly for a few years, before finally landing on the festival circuit last year. It has already opening abroad, won a European Film Award for Best Animated Film (a bit surprising give...

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    Ari Folman Takes on Animated Anne Frank Feature

    Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, who animated the Oscar-nominated documentary about his experiences serving in the Israeli military, "Waltz with Bashir," and combined live action and animation in this year's Cannes entry and European Film Award-winner "The Congress," will now tackle another hybrid genr...

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