First Trailer for Stanislaw Lem’s ‘The Congress’

File this one under “Huh?”

From i09:

Loosely based on Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological The_Congress_trailer_article_story_mainCongress, here’s your first look at the wild and weird movie The Congress. Just watch for yourself.

Robin Wright plays herself — as an aged star, who sells her likeness to a movie studio. And then things get strange, but also astoundingly beautiful. Directed by Ari Folman, this movie reminds us a bit of S1m0ne and Cool World, but hopefully far superior than either film. The movie stars Wright, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston,Paul Giamatti (you can spot his animated character at the 1:38 mark) and possibly Jon Hamm (hey the cartoon character looks and sounds like him, he’s just not listed on IMDB). Here’s the official short synopsis:

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

The Congress will premiere at Cannes, we’ll keep you posted about early reviews. They should be entertaining.

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