The Congress (2013)

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The Congress (2013)

Plot: Robin Wright (Robin Wright) receives an offer from Miramount to be scanned. In this way, her alias can be freely exploited in all films the Hollywood major decides to produce, even the most down-market ones, the ones she has turned down until now. For 20 years she disappears to return as guest of honor at the Miramount-Nagasaki Convention in a transformed world of fantastical appearances.

Director: Ari Folman

Writing Credits: Ari Folman (screenplay) | Stanislaw Lem (novel)

Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David & Paul Giamatti.

Music by: Max Richter

Genre: Science fiction, Animation

Produced by: Ari Folman & Robin Wright

Filming Dates: February – March 2011

Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany | Los Angeles, California, USA

Release Date: July 3, 2013 (France) | August 29, 2014 (USA)

Budget: $10.800.000

Runtime: 122 minutes

Robin Wright as a singer

The Congress premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 15. Robin Wright sings two beautiful songs in this movie. They are:

FOREVER YOUNG
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Robin Wright

IF IT BE YOUR WILL
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Robin Wright

Frances Fisher as Robin Wright’s mother

Francis Fisher filmed some scenes as Robin Wright’s mother in this movie. But in the final cut all her scenes were excised. For this reason, she doesn’t appear in the final film.

The character was named Betsy and she was described as Robin’s eccentric, outgoing mother who appears to be in her mid-60s, but we’ll never know for sure. Recently dumped by her much younger lover, Betsy urges Robin to make decisions on her future because there are no roles for an actress of a certain age.

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