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    Fantastic Fest Tour Takes Genre Film Favorites on the Road; 'Congress' and 'Borgman' Included in Lineup

    Austin,Texas-based genre film festival Fantastic Fest has announced the November Fantastic Fest Tour which is set to bring independent film favorites from the 2013 festival to Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the nation.

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    BFI London Film Fest Diary Day 1: 'Captain Philips,' 'The Congress,' 'Bertolucci On Bertolucci' & More

    Even with the New York Film Festival still ongoing for a few more days, the international festival circuit isn't pausing for breath: Wednesday saw the kick off of the 57th BFI London Film Festival across the pond. After a fairly rocky start under new director Clare Stewart last year, the U.K.'s bigg...

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    The European Film Academy Announces Animated Feature Film 2013 Nominations

    The European Film Academy has announced its three nominations in the European Animated Feature Film 2013 category: Ari Folman's "The Congress," Alain Ughetto's "Jasmine," and Enzo d' Alo's "Pinocchio."

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    European Film Awards Nominate Animated Films 'The Congress,' 'Jasmine' and 'Pinocchio'; Plus Watch New 'Frozen' Trailer (VIDEO)

    The European Film Academy has announced its three nominations for Best Animated Feature Film of 2013. Plus, watch a new trailer for Disney's "Frozen," hitting theaters November 27.

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    Cinedigm and Drafthouse Films Partner to Release 'The Act of Killing,' 'The Congress' and More on VOD in 2014

    Digital distributor Cinedigm has partnered with Drafthouse Films to release a slate of critically acclaimed independent films across all home entertainment and VOD platforms beginning in 2014.

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    Listen To Robin Wright Sing & Watch Two Featurettes From Ari Folman's 'The Congress'

    After receiving rave reviews for his animated feature “Waltz with Bachir” in 2008, Israeli director Ari Folman divided critics with his new movie “The Congress” at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes this year. Our reviewer on the field described the piece as ambitious, unique and bold but "overloade...

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    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like Nab Ari Folman's 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright

    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have snapped up North American rights to Ari Folman's animated-live-action hybrid "The Congress," which recently made its world premiere at Cannes in the Directors Fortnight sidebar. The film stars Robin Wright as an aging actress who participates in a radical expe...

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    'F*ck yeah, let's go:' Robin Wright Discusses Playing Robin Wright in Ari Folman's Divisive Cannes Drama 'The Congress'

    "This movie is not autobiographical in any way," Robin Wright stressed to the press seated for a roundtable session in Cannes to discuss "The Congress," Ari Folman’s half live-action, half animated hallucinatory indictment of the moviemaking industry starring Wright as a character named...Robin Wrig...

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    Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Hybrid 'The Congress' Befuddles More than It Bedazzles

    Ari Folman’s “The Congress” begins well enough, with the sheer physical presence of Robin Wright center screen, tears popping from her eyes. The actress, who in real life has aged gracefully into strength – or maybe it’s just bitterness -- plays “Robin Wright,” an aging actress who has made many “lo...

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    Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Part-Animated 'The Congress' Is Overstuffed And Overwritten, But Sort Of Fascinating

    Ari Folman's "The Congress" aka "Robin Wright at The Congress" aka "Reviewer's Nightmare" (last title mine) opens the director's fortnight at Cannes this evening and screened for a group of alternately beguiled and baffled press this morning. Evoking Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best ...

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