Ahead of a VOD and theatrical release this April, Ryan Gosling will bring his directorial debut Lost River to the first festival since Cannes, South by Southwest, where he’ll also give a talk. Before the event, however, we’ve got a new look at the film thanks to a French trailer and a batch of new clips. Featuring Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Matt Smith, and more, the film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, following a single mother of two who is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld.
We weren’t fans of it at Cannes, saying in our review, “It’s not dumb because it’s a weird movie where crazy things happen, or because Gosling is reveling in weirdness for the sake of weirdness — David Lynch made a career out of that (he also explores the meaning of that weirdness) — but mostly because Gosling has taken a really droll and standard plot, added a bunch of weird images, and expects the combination to somehow create a miracle.”
Check out the new trailer below, along with four clips, and three Chromatics tracks from the score:
Update: Clips removed at the request of WB.
“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.
Lost River hits VOD and theaters on April 10th.