Jun 27 2013

Win “Congress” premiere tix

Published by at 01:58 under PTD,Screening Room

SOURCE: http://delano.lu

Acclaimed by many critics at the Cannes film festival, Ari Folman’s trippy mixed media sci-fi drama has its Luxembourg premier next Tuesday.

Co-produced by Luxembourg companies Paul Thiltges Distribution and Studio 352, The Congress is based on the novel The Futurological Congress by prolific Polish sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem. Ari Folman’s follow-up to his acclaimed Oscar nominated Waltz With Bashir, the film was selected as the opening film of the directors’ fortnight section at Cannes in May.

Playing a version of herself, lead actor Robin Wright gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she’ll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films–even the most commercial ones that she has previously refused, much to the chagrin of her agent (played by Harvey Keitel).

In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young–for all eternity–in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years. The ever-excellent Danny Huston plays the studio boss. John Hamm and Paul Giamatti co-star.

Xan Brooks in The Guardian says the film “touches on issues of intellectual copyright and internet avatars” and that there is “something endearingly retro about Folman’s handling.” It starts with real live action and then switches to fantasy animated sequences that Brooks says, “stir memories of Yellow Submarine-era psychedelia.”

The film starts in Luxembourg on Wednesday July 3, but thanks to PTD, Delano has two pairs of tickets to give away to the avant-premier at the Utopolis next Tuesday at 7 p.m. To win a pair, simply send an email to contest@delano.lu mentioning “The Congress-PTD” as the subject field.

Entries must be received by 9 a.m. on Friday June 28. Winners will be notified that morning.

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SOURCE: http://delano.lu

Acclaimed by many critics at the Cannes film festival, Ari Folman’s trippy mixed media sci-fi drama has its Luxembourg premier next Tuesday.

Co-produced by Luxembourg companies Paul Thiltges Distribution and Studio 352, The Congress is based on the novel The Futurological Congress by prolific Polish sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem. Ari Folman’s follow-up to his acclaimed Oscar nominated Waltz With Bashir, the film was selected as the opening film of the directors’ fortnight section at Cannes in May.

Playing a version of herself, lead actor Robin Wright gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she’ll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films–even the most commercial ones that she has previously refused, much to the chagrin of her agent (played by Harvey Keitel).

In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young–for all eternity–in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years. The ever-excellent Danny Huston plays the studio boss. John Hamm and Paul Giamatti co-star.

Xan Brooks in The Guardian says the film “touches on issues of intellectual copyright and internet avatars” and that there is “something endearingly retro about Folman’s handling.” It starts with real live action and then switches to fantasy animated sequences that Brooks says, “stir memories of Yellow Submarine-era psychedelia.”

The film starts in Luxembourg on Wednesday July 3, but thanks to PTD, Delano has two pairs of tickets to give away to the avant-premier at the Utopolis next Tuesday at 7 p.m. To win a pair, simply send an email to contest@delano.lu mentioning “The Congress-PTD” as the subject field.

Entries must be received by 9 a.m. on Friday June 28. Winners will be notified that morning.

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