Ari Folman2011-2020AnimationIsraelSci-Fi

Ari Folman – The Congress AKA Kenes Ha-Atidanim (2013)

The Congress (2013)
The Congress (2013)

Robin Wright plays an aging actress with a reputation for being fickle and unreliable, so much so that nobody is willing to offer her any roles anymore. She agrees to sell the movie rights to her digital image to Miramount Studios in exchange for a hefty sum and the promise to never act again. After her body is digitally scanned, the studio will be able to make movies starring her using only computer-generated characters.

20 years later, her character attends the Futurological Congress, which showcases Miramount’s new technology that allows people to transform themselves into animated avatars. In this mutable illusory state, they can become anything they want to be, be it a perfectly seductive goddess or their favorite action hero. Miramount wants to sell her image to punters, allowing them to transform themselves into her.

She agrees to the deal but has a crisis of conscience, and does not believe she or anyone else should be turned into a product. She publicly voices her views, enraging the hosts of the Congress. Shortly afterwards, the Congress is attacked by rebels ideologically opposed to the technology. Robin hallucinates her own execution.

The doctors decide that Robin is so ill, she must be frozen until a time when a treatment for her mental illness is found. She is revived many years later.

The Congress (2013)
The Congress (2013)
The Congress (2013)

Container: Matroska
Runtime: 2h 2mn
Size: 3.36 GiB
DXVA: Compatible
Minimum settings: Met
Codec: x264
Resolution: 1024x552
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Frame rate: 23.976 fps
Bit rate: 3 308 Kbps
#1: English 5.1ch AC-3 @ 448 Kbps
#2: English 2.0ch Vorbis @ 80.0 Kbps (Commentary by Ari Folman)

Subtitles:English, French

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