Cannes: Ari Folman’s 'The Congress' to Open Directors' Fortnight

 

Ari Folman’s The Congress will open the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, the organization announced in a release Friday.

The part-animation and part live-action film stars Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston and Frances Fisher. It is adapted from the sci-fi novel The Futurological Congress by Polish writer Stanislaw Lem.

This marks a return to Cannes for Folman, though in the independent sidebar. His Waltz with Bashir was a competition film in the Official Selection in 2008. 

The Congress is a haunted look on our future and the future of cinema,” said artistic director Edouard Waintrop. He will announce the remaining selections Tuesday.

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