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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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    'The Great Beauty' Wins Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor & More At European Film Awards

    While it has pretty much no bearing on the Oscars, winning a few key categories at the European Film Awards does serve to raise the profile of some movies that are in contention. Now, we can certainly bet that more Academy voters will be popping in their screeners of "The Great Beauty."

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    Stream This: Five Essential Experiments in Animation (CLIPS)

    From Ari Folman to Jan Svankmajer, catch up on your experimental animated films with these five essentials you can stream now.

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    Festival Fave & Belgium's Oscar Entry 'Broken Circle Breakdown' Leads European Film Awards Nominees

    If there's one movie you might hear The Playlist prattling on about in the next few weeks, it's Felix van Groeningen's "Broken Circle Breakdown." Having already won the heart of Jessica Kiang when it hit Karlovy Vary earlier this year, I saw it this past week and was equally taken with the moving, m...

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