Following yesterday’s unveiling of the official 66th Cannes Film Festival line-up, there was one heavily rumored film missing from the slate. However, an update this morning reveals that The Congress, director Ari Folman‘s follow-up to the acclaimed Waltz with Bashir, will finally have its premiere as the opening film of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight sidebar on May 16th.
A mix of live-action and animated segments — running 70 and 50 minutes, respectively — we follow Robin Wright, playing a version of herself who is depicted as “an aging actress who has sold Hollywood digital rights to her younger likeness.” The animated segments take place 20 years in the future and the work is an adaptation of Stanisław Lem‘s The Futurological Congress, with Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston and Harvey Keitel also starring.
We’ve also got another update from the festival, as the teaser trailer for François Ozon‘s in competition Jeune & Jolie (aka Young and Beautiful) has landed. Not much is known about the film which stars Marine Vacth and Charlotte Rampling and follows the former actress through “four seasons and four songs,” but one can begin to get a hint with the non-subtitled teaser below.
Cannes 2013 kicks off on May 15th.
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