18 November 2013 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prisoners” may be among the darkest fare to hit theaters this fall, but at the Variety Screening Series showing at the Arclight on Nov. 15, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve couldn’t keep the laughs at bay.

“You have to know that Jake and I made a promise that we’d make this a serious Q&A tonight,” said Villeneuve, who is a Quebec native, after Gyllenhaal answered the first of several questions in a French accent to razz his director. “But Jake is so silly.”

“What? I’m translating for him,” Gyllenhaal said to excuse his levity. Gyllenhaal was also sporting bandages on his left hand, the result of an injury he sustained on the set of the upcoming thriller “Nightcrawler.”

Maria Bello and scripter Aaron Guzikowski joined Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve for a discussion with Variety‘s Chief International Film Critic Peter Debruge after the film. And while Gyllenhaal »

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