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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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    '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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    Predicting The 2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Who Will Join 'The Great Gatsby' On The Croisette?

    On Tuesday, it was announced that Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" would open this year's Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious, and arguably most important event on the cinematic calendar. And today, March 14th, marks the last day on which films can be seen by the selection panel for th...

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    Captivating New Pics From 'Waltz With Bashir' Director Ari Folman's Live Action/Animated 'The Congress' With Robin Wright

    A movie that has literally been years in the making, showing of some early footage way back in 2010, "Waltz With Bashir" director Ari Folman's followup "The Congress" has been coming along at a steady, if unhurried pace. While we've had glimpses here and there, a batch of...

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    New Look At 'Waltz With Bashir' Director Ari Folman's 'The Congress'; Film Will Be 70 Min. Live Action/50 Min. Animated

    Though it's taking its time to get here "The Congress," Ari Folman's ambitious follow-up to his celebrated "Waltz With Bashir," continues to tease, and this new look dug up by Thompson On Hollywood (via Cinemascopian) is the most intriguing yet.

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