Friday, May 10, 2013

New Released Images From "The Congress"

Robin in the future (art By David Polonsky and Lena Guberman)
Now that "The Congress" (Ari Folman's new movie, in which I was Director of animation) is a week away from its grand premiere as the opening film of Cannes' Director's fortnight, Ari has agreed to release a few images.
The movie, Which stars Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, John Hamm and Paul Giamatti, is a Half Live action- Half animation (No mix between techniques) very very loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's novel "The Futurological Congress".  
Apart from working with Ari, which is always a fun, educational and life altering experience, this was again a collaboration with the multi talented and amazing art director David Polonsky, who this time also did design for the live action shooting in LA and Berlin (I stayed in Israel during the shoot :-( ).
Robin Wright plays an aging actress, who gets an offer to be scanned into the computer and be made forever young. the catch- she must give up her acting career and never perform again. Twenty years into the future, she goes to Abrahama, a drug hallucination based animated city, and there the plot takes a wild turn...

All images are a property of Bridgit Folman Films Gang

 Robin (in her animated form), arrives a the congress (art by Lena Guberman and Michael Faust)

 Dylan (voiced by John Hamm) in one of robin's Hallucinations (art By David Polonsky)
 Robin and Jeff (Voiced by Danny Huston)(art By David Polonsky)

A few Images from the live action:

 Robin, Her son Aaron (played by Kody smit-Mcphee) and DR Barker (played by Paul Giamatti)
 Robin And Al (Played by Harvey Keitel) waiting for the scan
Robin in the scanning machine. the amazing thing about this machine- is that this is THE machine used to scan people digitally- we were shocked when we found this out because this is possibly the most futuristic sci- fi thing we could hope to build as a set, and it's real!
Robin as Her computer generated character "Agent Robin"

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