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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #9. Ari Folman’s The Congress

The Congress

Director/Writer: Ari Folman
Producer(s): David Grumbach, Eitan Mansuri
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harvey Keitel, Frances Fisher, Danny Huston

Folman’s brilliant anti-war film that merged animation and docu worlds for a hallucinatory experience. Waltz with Bashir appears to have served as a great template for Folma’s next work which he has been hard at work now for more than two years.

Gist: An aging, out-of-work actress (Wright) accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider.

Release Date: Cannes Film Festival Main Competition showing is in the cards.








Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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