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. 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

421 Ratings

421 Ratings

73% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.6/10
  • Fresh 72
  • Rotten 26

Critics Consensus: The Congress rises on the strength of Robin Wright's powerful performance, with enough ambitious storytelling and technical thrills to overcome its somewhat messy structure.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Haunting animation flawed but asks big questions on reality.

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Studio
Drafthouse Films
Released
Copyright
© 2013 Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Pandora Filmproduktion, Entre Chien et Loup, Paul Thiltges Distributions, Opus Film, ARP Selection

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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