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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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    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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    Mind-Blowing Trailer for Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

    Here's the international trailer for Ari Folman's, The Congress, based on Stanislaw Lem's The Futurological Congress. Starring Harvey Keitel and Robin Wright, it opens the Directors Fortnight at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

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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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    The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Cannes Film Festival

    With the actual schedule released today (cue charts and diagrams as attendees try to work out how to be in eight places at one time), the final pieces are falling into place for this year's Cannes Film Festival, and it's shaping up to be a terrific couple of weeks. The initial lineup was already imp...

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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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    Ari Folman's 'The Congress' To Open Cannes' Directors Fortnight

    A day after the official Cannes lineup was announced, the Directors Fortnight section has set its opening film -- and it's one many thought would be in official competition.

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