New Trailer and Three Original Songs From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut ‘Lost River’

Written by on February 19, 2015 

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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.

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“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.

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Lost River hits VOD and theaters on April 10th.


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