Israeli director Ari Folman, author of the heartbreaking animation documentary about the war in Lebanon, Waltz with Bashir (2008) that won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, is back with another captivating tale, half animated half real and a story about cinema within cinema.

Folman takes the story line from the novel The Futurological Congress by the Polish writer Stanislaw Lem – one of the big names of sci-fi literature with works such as Solaris, translated in over 40 languages – and directs a free adaptation to go for the jugular of the cinema industry. With an outstanding Robin Wright as the main character, the film-maker will film one of the harshest critics possibly ever made about Hollywood.

The plot revolves around Robin Wright, who plays herself, an actress in need of money who ends up signing a contract with Miramount studios – a parody of Miramax and Paramount – allowing them to make a digital copy of her and this way use her as they please in digital movies. The price that the artist will have to pay for her immortality is to disappear forever.

A risky but brilliant proposal that will impress the viewer for its originality, message and quality in the performances – also starring are Harvey Keitel, Frances Fisher and Paul Giamatti, among others – as well as in the animations.

Release date in Spain: August 29th