Said one screaming fan behind a metal stanchion at Roy Thomson Hall yesterday afternoon: “Viiiiggo! Viiiigo! No one ever comes this way!” With fan favourite Michael Fassbender missing in action (he cancelled at the last minute), all eyes were on Viggo Mortensen and a resplendent Keira Knightley at the gala for David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method. The film follows the strained relationship between Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and his mentor Carl Jung (Fassbender) who falls in love with a mysterious Russian patient of his (Knightley). Also present were the director himself (who alternated between his quizzical grin and full-out beaming) alongside his daughter Caitlin Cronenberg, and hometown up-and-comer Sarah Gadon, who plays Jung’s uptight wife (she apparently doesn’t approve of her husband’s habit of spanking his Russian patients). Photos of everyone, after the jump.
(We’d also be remiss if we didn’t point to one particularly noteworthy moment caught by a fan during the cast introductions involving the director, a star and a kiss.)