Drafthouse Films has just partnered with Films We Like To to buy distribution rights [just for North America] for the sci-fi mind-bender film 'The Congress', by Ari Folman. Drafthouse is a relatively new distributor, but they also picked up two other films at Cannes: 'Nothing Bad Can Happen' and 'Borgman'.
'The Congress' was one of the more unique offerings at Cannes this year, and the trailer for the film is nothing short of astonishing. The film, which stars Robin Wright and Harvey Keitel, is about, "an aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider."
Basically, 'The Congress' stars Robin Wright as herself, and she basically sells her 'digital likeness' to a studio in the film, which manages to meld live action with animation.
We really can't explain more than that about the film, simply because it looks so different to anything that's been done before. Now that distribution rights have actually been picked up, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we hear about a release date. 'The Congress', in addition to starring Robin Wright and Harvey Keitel, also stars Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.