Israeli film “Fill the Void,” wins the cinematography award.
Ari Folman’s animated futuristic fantasy starring American actress Robin Wright wins European Film Academy’s award for best animated feature.
Folman: Film created by 270 animators in six countries.
By Maya Cohen
Israeli director Ari Folman’s film “The Congress” was named best animated feature at the European Film Awards, held in Berlin Saturday.
Israeli director Ari Folman – Photo: AP
The futuristic fantasy features actress Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, and tells the story of how she 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 previously refused. 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 Congress” follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema,” the film’s website says.
The film also starred Harvey Keitel, Sami Gayle, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Paul Giamatti and Jon Hamm.
In his acceptance speech, Folman noted that the film, which took four years to complete, was created by 270 animators across six countries.
Another Israeli film, “Fill the Void,” won the cinematography award.
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