The last we heard on Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, was that Warner Brothers were nervous about distributing the film, and were looking to sell it to smaller companies.
The cause of their concern came from a critical bashing the film received at last years Cannes festival. Many critics were ferocious on their scathing reviews of the film, while those who liked it had plenty to recommend. It seemed audiences just weren’t quite sure what to make of the film, but thankfully Warners have stuck by it, and will release the film in limited US cinemas and on VOD on April 10th.
The trailer looks incredible, with plenty of visual flare and moody, dreamlike atmosphere. Clearly Gosling has learnt much from his regular director Nicolas Winding Refn, and their partnership of actor and director has come to this incredible looking film from Gosling. Personally, I cannot wait for this!
Lost River will be released here in the UK on April 24th.
Lost River is written and directed by Ryan Gosling, and the cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn and Iain De Caestecker.
“Lost River” is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.