The Congress, a futuristic tale starring Robin Wright, and Mood Indigo, the latest work from acclaimed French director Michel Gondry, are the first two films announced by the Chattanooga Film Festival.
#CFF is scheduled for April 3-6. The event will offer four days of independent films, five education panels to local and regional filmmakers and social events for filmmakers and fans of cinema.
Review The Congress:
In The Congress, Robin Wright (House of Cards, The Princess Bride), playing herself, is a Hollywood actress who once held great promise. She receives an unexpected offer in mid-life: Mirramount Studios want to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with the 3-D Robin, including all the blockbusters she chose not to make during her career.
The studio promises to keep the new 3D Robin forever young in the movies. She will always be thirty-something, a stunning beauty who never grows old. In return, Robin will receive tons of money but shell be forbidden to appear on any kind of stage for all eternity. The Congress also stars Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti and Harvey Keitel.
Review for Mood Indigo:
Showcasing Gondry’s signature whimsical aesthetics, gorgeous cinematography and colorfully eccentric characters, Mood Indigo is a love story set in a charmingly surreal Paris about two newlyweds, Chloe (Audrey Tautou, Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Colin (Romain Duris, The Beat My Heart Skipped), whose whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs.
“We couldn’t be prouder to announce two modern-day masterpieces as the first two films of the 2014 Chattanooga Film Festival lineup,” said Chris Dortch, #CFF festival director. “These are really going to wow our audience.”
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