Val Kilmer’s children Mercedes and Jack put on a stylish display as they attended the photocall for their father’s eponymous documentary at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.
While actor Jack, 26, looked stylish in a black blazer and white shirt paired with jeans, his sister, 29, looked glamorous in a flowing black dress paired with a dramatic black cape.
The movie star duo co-produce the documentary for Val, 61, which focuses on the daily life of the Top Gun star and features unreleased clips spanning 40 years – Val was not present that day – the.
Co-producers: Val Kilmer’s children Mercedes, 29, and Jack, 26, attended the photocall for their father’s eponymous documentary at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.
It’s My Daughter: The siblings were without their Batman star father forever, who is slowly recovering from throat cancer (Val, pictured with Mercedes in 2019)
Mercedes, who starred in films such as Paydirt and Prettyface, bore a striking resemblance to her actress mother Joanne Whalley, 59, who divorced Val in 1996.
The beauty wowed in a one-shoulder dress that featured a single spaghetti strap and gathers across the chest.
Her look was enhanced by a puffy cape detail attached to her neck, with Mercedes added a towering pair of black heels.
The siblings were without their star Batman father forever, who is slowly recovering from throat cancer.
Pose: While actor Jack, 26, looked stylish in a black blazer and white shirt paired with jeans, his sister, 29, looked glamorous in a flowing black dress paired with a dramatic black cape
Look-alikes: Mercedes, who has starred in films such as Paydirt and Prettyface, bore a striking resemblance to her actress mother Joanne Whalley, 59 (right) who divorced Val in 1996
Instead, the couple posed for several snaps with film directors Ting Poo and Leo Scott.
Meanwhile, Val’s upcoming documentary, Val, sees the actor use a voice mailbox to speak, as he speaks openly about his slow recovery from throat cancer.
In a teaser for the Amazon Prime feature film, the actor is heard saying “I tried to see the world as a piece of life” as he presses the electronic tool.
Funny moments: The movie star duo appeared in high spirits as they celebrated the documentary by Val, 61, which focuses on the daily life of the Top Gun star and features unreleased clips spanning 40 years
A voice mailbox is most often a battery-operated machine that produces sound to create a voice and is used to help people with throat cancer communicate.
The emotional documentary shows the actor – who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014, and made it public in 2017 after initially denying he was ill – bursts into tears as he discusses his battles for health.
“I was recently diagnosed with throat cancer,” hears the voice of an actor recounting the sequence.
Stunning: The beauty wowed in a one-shoulder dress that featured a single spaghetti strap and gathers on the chest
Look good: Jack and Mercedes shot a number of faces as they posed and interacted with the crowd
Style: Jack and Mercedes dressed to impress as they portrayed their actor dad at the event
Feature: Val premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival and will first hit theaters on July 23 and on Amazon Prime on August 3
“I’m still recovering, and it’s hard to speak and be understood. But I want to tell my store more than ever, ”he adds.
Kilmer – who is a devout Christian scientist – also says of his life: “I behaved badly, I behaved courageously … oddly for some.”
The documentary begins with video footage of the actor in his youth, as some of his classic films like Top Gun, Heat and Batman Forever are shown on screen.
All Together Now: The couple posed for several shots with the directors of the film Ting Poo [far right] and Léo Scott
Close: The siblings shared a hug as they posed for snaps
Good mood: the duo smiled and waved to the cameras
Fantastic Four: Mercedes, Jack, Leo and Ting posed for snaps in front of an idyllic backdrop
Hey guys: Jack and Mercedes gave dazzling smiles at the chic photocall
Kilmer goes on to explain that he was one of the first people in his social circle to own a video camera and that he has shot thousands of hours of footage throughout his life.
Leading actors like Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon can be seen in the footage, which Bacon has heard say: “That’s really cool Val.”
The Top Gun star first revealed his cancer diagnosis during a Reddit AMA session in 2017 to promote a film, after a fan referred to Michael Douglas blurting out in 2016 that he was sick.
“It’s hard to talk and be understood”: Val uses a voice mail to discuss curing throat cancer as he bursts into tears over the battle for health in the emotional teaser trailer. documentary Val
Emotional: The actor is seen breaking down in tears at one point after saying “I tried to see the world as one piece of life.”
Opening: Images from the documentary show the actor going about his daily life as he recovers from throat cancer
Home images: the documentary promises to show hours of never-before-seen footage from the actor’s life
He had a tracheostomy due to the disease several years ago, and although communication has now become difficult, last year, in an interview, he insisted it was like any other challenge that ‘he had to meet.
‘I’m doing it well. I feel a lot better than I look, ”Kilmer told Good Morning America in an interview that aired last August.
Kilmer previously told the morning show that he “got over it quickly” of cancer and is now using a tracheostomy to help him breathe due to the swelling of the glands in his throat.
He also detailed his health issues in his 2020 memoir, I’m Your Huckleberry.
Happy days: Jack and Mercedes posed on the mat at the event
Support: The directors of the film have supported the siblings to help launch the film