Movies.ie takes a look at the first official footage of the late Heath Ledger’s last performance in the Terry Gilliam directed “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”.

With this years Cannes Film Festival now fully underway and many of this years most anticipated films having already been screened, festival goers were in for a treat on opening night with the first real footage of the late Heath Ledger’s last performance in the Terry Gilliam directed “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”.

 

The festival opened with a showcase of most of the movies that are playing there, including Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void, Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock to name but a few.

 

Of the 30-minute clip, a mere 16-seconds is devoted to Heath (sadly) but it gives us some indication as to how he played his last ever role.

 

You can head over to the official website to watch the full reel (Heath’s scene is at the 21.26 mark) but for you’re convenience we’ve also included the youtube edited clip below.




 



 


It’s certainly the talk of the Movies.ie headquarters but what do you make of Ledger’s Parnassus? Do you think his general performance as The Joker will be constantly in people’s minds when watching Dr Parnassus? Or will Ledger’s performance in this movie be good
enough to pull us into this particular world and keep The Joker out of mind? As always, we want to hear from you – have your say in the discussion box below: