Fantasy and Reality Collide in The Congress’ Domestic Trailer


Following the release of an international trailer last year, Drafthouse Films has brought online the domestic trailer for Waltz with Bashir helmer Ari Folman’s latest project, The Congress. Check it out in the player below!

Based on Solaris author Stainslav Lem’s “The Futurological Congress,” the film follows Robin Wright, playing a version of herself. More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, the aging actress 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. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David and Paul Giamatti also star in the film, which hits iTunes and On Demand July 24 before landing in select theaters August 29.