The Congress ★★★

Ari Folman, please report to Pixar immediately. they need you.

fascinating update of Stanislaw Lem's novel fits celebrity culture and our current vision of future tech like a glove, but i'm not entirely convinced that the acid freakout of a 2nd part is a proper catalyst of the film's richest ideas. Max Richter's reliably beautiful score does a lot of heavy lifting... but crazy / beautiful respect for Robin Wright for diving into this head-first. will revisit.