Ryan Gosling premieres ‘Lost River’ at Cannes Film Festival

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

On Tuesday, Ryan Gosling premiered Lost River, his directorial debut, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Gosling wrote and directed the film, which is about a single mother who is drawn into a dark underworld and discovers a forbidden town. The movie stars Christina Hendricks as the single mother. Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes are also in the film.

Lost River movie is set in the ruins of Detroit, according to the Associated Press, and one of its themes is financial collapse. Sections of it take place in an underwater, dream-like place, according to The Telegraph.

Eric Kohn of Indiewire wrote that the film “is unquestionably a visionary journey through recent arthouse cinema more than a grand political statement, but it never manages to head in a compelling direction.”

Gosling is primarily known as an actor and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor for Half Nelson. Gosling has also appeared in Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Only God Forgives.

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