The Congress

The Congress ★★★★

Narrative be damned! Far and away one of the most trippy film experiences I've encountered in a long, long while. I went in knowing almost nothing, aside from my familiarity with Folman's previous work, and I was all the better for it. I cannot even begin to tell you what this film is about, what it means and what deeper conclusions might lay hidden beneath its surface. Impressive performances from Robin Wright [as herself], Harvey Keitel [he totally steals one particular scene] and Danny Huston [few actors play villainous like he does]. The animation is "far out" and your senses will be bombarded on pretty much every level a 2-D moving picture is capable of. While I expect I need an additional viewing to fully rationalize my enjoyment of it, I feel as if I have no choice but to find a place somewhere on my Best of the Year list for Ari Folman's mind-bending trip The Congress.

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