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The Congress

Directed by: Ari Folman
122 Minutes, 2011

A loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress, a 1971 black humour science fiction detailing the exploits of the hero of a number of his books, Ijon Tichy, as he visits the Eighth World Futurological Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton. The book is Lem’s take on the common sci-fi trope of an apparently Utopian future that turns out to be an illusion.


Director: Ari Folman