Jake Gyllenhaal And Naomi Watts Open 40th Toronto Film Festival
Thrilled to be back at the festival, Gyllenhaal told reporters, “There’s an energy here. I think there’s a sense of supporting an artistic vision, not that many other cities in the world don’t have that, but Toronto in particular has a sense of freedom. There’s very little judgment in artistic expression here, and I think that’s why people come here.” He is also a fan of Canadians, having worked with two of the country’s finest directors Denis Villeneuve and Jean-Marc Vallee on the films Prisoners and now Demolition. He added, “I think it has something to do with them being part of this soil. They just have a sense of creativity and freedom, where someone told them a long time ago their expression was cool and they should keep doing it.” Watch the trailer for Demolition here.