The 2009 Cannes Film Festival just concluded, awarding the Palme d'Or to The White Ribbon. And Heath's last film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, had its first public screening, one that will hopefully lead to a distribution deal.
This all led us to think back to the 2007 festival and Jake Gyllenhaal's Cannes debut. The official Cannes site has archives of past years, and naturally, we had to check out the 2007 archives, which yielded a few Zodiac hidden gems. There are four videos of interest: the press conference, the photocall, the red carpet, and a highlight reel.
The photocall has a short snippet of an interview done with the main players in some kind of cabana-like room. I've never seen this footage. Not a lot of Jake but it's fun to see something new/old:
The highlight reel is notable for a few seconds from the cabana:
And also for the only shots I've ever seen of Jake, et al., inside the theater after the screening. I think Jake enjoys taking his bows:
I captured the end of the video, but not well. Definitely worth clicking on the links yourself - it's always great to see Jake beaming like this. It's a shame Zodiac wasn't more enthusiastically received by U.S. movie audiences - or the Academy!
Hope you enjoy your holiday trip down le chemin de la mémoire!
Jake and Reese leaving a party on Memorial Day:
And Jake at the Ojai Farmers Market: