The Congress

Release date: 13-09-2013
Director: Ari Folman

directed by Ari Folman written by Ari Folman based on the novel “The Futurological Congress” by Stanisław Lem director of photography Michał Englert production design by David Polonsky costume design by Mandi Line make-up by Antje Huchel music by Max Richter edited by Nili Feller producers Reinhard Brundig, Ari Folman co-producers Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska, Diana Elbaum, David Grumbach, Michele Halberstadt produced by Pandora Film GmbH (Germany), Bridget Folman Film Gang Ltd. (Israel) co-produced by Opus Film co-financed by Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Gutek Film word sales Match Factory
cast Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ed Corbin, Sami Gayle, Danny Huston
colour, 110′
Germany, Israel, Poland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg 2013


A vision of society in the future; a futuristic nightmare. Material and spiritual abasement are masked by
hallucinations caused by chemicals sprayed in the air. These chemicals cause the residents of this world to perceive idyllic projections of their hopes and dreams as reality.