|Jean-Marc Vallée and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of Demolition. |
|Jake Gyllenhaal and Heather Lind in Demolition. |
Demolition made a splash last year when it opened the Toronto International Film Festival and offered another hit for Canada’s Vallée. It was one of the best films at the fest:
Jean-Marc Vallée returns to the wild, beautiful, and terrifying terrain of grief in Demolition. The Québécois filmmaker shows the range of his skill by following up Wild, his best film to date, with a film of similar subject matter, but an altogether different approach. Whereas Reese Witherspoon takes a walk in the wilderness of her grief in Wild, Jakes Gyllenhaal rumbles with the best of male aggression in Demolition. This newest film from Vallée, which screened as the Opening Night selection of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, continues the director's innovative approach to film and character as he exposes the soul of a man whom audiences haven't seen before. Demolition is a bold risk that succeeds. (Full review.)
And surely it’ll be one of the best releases in 2016.