Enemy Denis Villeneuve, Canada/Spain World Premiere
Based on The Double by Nobel Laureate José Saramago, this film explores the troubled psyche of a man who is torn between his mistress and his wife. Jake Gyllenhaal gives a brilliant performance as both Adam and Anthony — a man and his double — engaged in a lethal and erotic battle.
rating: 18A (Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)
Mike Ryan @mikeryan 4m
The OTHER Villeneuve/Jake Gyllenhaal movie, ENEMY, is insane. I have no clue what just happened but I am enjoying my confusion. #tiff
Mike Ryan @mikeryan 3m
It is scary. RT @davidehrlich: ENEMY: for me this has without a doubt the scariest final shot in film history. not hyperbole. fact. #tiff
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A marvelously mystifying riff on José Saramago’s The Double—itself inspired by the classic fable of the doppleganger—Enemy is a slow-burning metaphysical thriller that stays one step ahead of its audience. Though slim on story and slight on character, Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) has crafted a minimalist head-scratcher that stands in clever counterpoint to his bigger Hollywood thriller, Prisoners. If the director’s 2013 Warner Bros high-suspense drama has drawn comparisons to Mystic River and Zodiac, this smaller exercise comes across as a mix of Franz Kafka and The Twilight Zone.