The Congress

Release Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 Limited

Jon Hamm, Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel, Ari Folman

N/A Sci-Fi N/A English

  • 2.9




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More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son, and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom.
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The film's director Ari Folman last directed Waltz with Bashir and The Futurological Congress. The film's writer Ari Folman last wrote Waltz with Bashir and The Futurological Congress.

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  • Based on legendary science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem's 1971 novel The Futurological Congress

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The Congress was released in limited movie theaters on Friday, August 29, 2014. There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including As Above, So Below, Life Of Crime and Yellow. As a limited release, The Congress was shown in select movie theaters in major markets.


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  • Changed the title from "The Congress (2013)" to "The Congress"

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