Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won’t know for twenty years. And you may never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it’s what you create. And even though the world goes on for eons and eons, you are only here for a fraction of a fraction of a second. Most of your time is spent being dead or not yet born. But while alive, you wait in vain, wasting years, for a phone call or a letter or a look from someone or something to make it all right. And it never comes, or it seems to, but it doesn’t really. And so you spend your time in vague regret or vaguer hope that something good will come along. Something to make you feel connected, something to make you feel whole, something to make you feel loved. And the truth is I feel so angry, and the truth is I feel so fucking sad, and the truth is I’ve felt so fucking hurt for so fucking long and for just as long I’ve been pretending I’m okay, just to get along, just for, I don’t know why, maybe because no one wants to hear about my misery, because they have their own. Well, fuck everybody. Amen.

Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche New York

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The Congress by Ari Folman

Animation / Sci-Fi - 2013 - Israel / Germany / Polen / France

Robin Wrights (Robin Wright) acting career goes down the tube. She´s in her fortys, close to her financial ruin and doesn´t accomplish to get any more roles. But then there is an surprising offer from the Miramount film studios. They want to scan Robins appearance and behaviour and transfer it into an animated character, that will be an exact copy of her. After that Robins character belongs to the Miramount studios so they can produce every movie they want to, without her being even present. At first the mother refuses to sign the contract, but after realizing her desperate situation she finally agreed. 
20 years later Robin Wright has finally reached a huge succes. Although nobody knows her real self, her animated version is one of the worldwide most famous actors. But soon she will get to know the negative sides of this new invention and realize what it will turn the world into.

Personal Opinion:
In October 2013 a new kind of video game was released called “Beyond: Two Souls”. A videogame including Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe as the protagonists, so they are transformed into animated characters. This is exactly the same topic as “The Congress” deals with. Although this movie shows an extremely alarming and exaggerated dystopia, it´s nevertheless really close to the recent reality. This is what makes this movie so interesting. But “The Congress” is more than just a dystopian film. It contains brilliant actors, extremely stunning images (half of the movie is a animated fantasy dreamworld), and a deep and intelligent story, written by the great israeli filmmaker Ari Folman (“Waltz with Bashir”), who also is the director of it. 

Stars: 10/10


                                         The Congress, Ari Folman, 2013