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The Congress (2013)

 -  Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  24 July 2014 (USA)
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

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The cinematography for the live-action scenes is by Michal Englert, the Polish cameraman who recently won the Sundance Festival's Best Cinematography award for his work on Jacek Borcuch's Lasting. See more »

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Jeff: We at Miramount, want to... want to scan you. All of you - your body, your face, your emotion, your laughter, your tears, your climaxing, your happiness, your depressions, your... fears, longings. We want to sample you, we want to preserve you, we want... all this, this... this thing, this thing called..."Robin Wright".
Robin Wright: What will you do with this... thing ? That you call Robin Wright?
Jeff: We'll do all the things that your Robin Wright wouldn't do.
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23 October 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Highs: A very imaginative film for sure. The animation is unique, being unlike anything I've seen. It resembles Waltz with Bashir in a way, but here we enter in a fantastic world filled with strange and colorful characters / backgrounds. The Congress contained plenty of interesting and, at times, hilarious cameos by celebrities, religious icons, historical figures and so forth. I was also impressed by how much drama there was in this film. Robin Wright portrays this decadent actress who accepts one last job that will change the rest of her life. I liked how the animated world connected with reality for the most part.

Lows: The animation is often spectacular, but can be too cartoonish on certain occasions, not being for everyone. This futuristic view of the movie industry is really over the top, but this wasn't a huge deal for me as it's mainly a sci-fi film. There are a few silly dialogues and jokes that dragged the first half a bit.

Verdict: The Congress is a great follow-up to Waltz with Bashir and is definitely the wildest trip I've had watching an animated film in a long time.


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