To kick off the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, director Jean-Marc Valle debuts the riveting drama, Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal
“If you want to fix something, you have to take everything apart and figure out what’s important,” Gyllenhaal’s character says in the trailer for Demolition, the opening film for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
In Demolition, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel.
What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection.
With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Demolition premieres at TIFF September 10.