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TRAILER: The Congress (A Film Based on Stanislaw Lem’s “The Futurological Congress”)

The Congress is a film based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel The Futurological Congress. I say based, because the plot of the book, as given by Amazon, and the synopsis of the film share similar themes, but that’s about it:

Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she’ll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films – even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young – for all eternity – in all of their films.

The contract is for 250 years and the movie is about what happens after the contract is over as Ms. Wright attempts to make her acting comeback. Apparently that involves a lot trippy, seemingly LSD-induced animated sequences that would do PKD and Richard Linklater proud. I have no idea what the #$^@$%&% is going on here, but it sure looks intriguing.

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2 Comments on TRAILER: The Congress (A Film Based on Stanislaw Lem’s “The Futurological Congress”)

  1. Mouldy Squid // May 29, 2013 at 8:51 am //

    Too bad. The Futurological Congress is a classic utopian/distopian science fiction novel. Right up there with Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty Four. I’ve been saying for years that it should be made into a film. Perhaps Linklater could be convinced to try his hand at it?

  2. Animation Rocks // September 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm //

    Ari Fulman + Stanislav Lem = should be a delight.

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