Ryan spoke to the press during the Cannes Film Festival to promote his directorial debut “Lost River“. You can watch the interviews releases so far below/inside this post and we will edit this post when more interviews get released.
Vulture talked with “Drive” and “Only God Forgives” director Nicolas Winding Refn about “Lost River“.
We already know that critics didn’t look too fondly upon Ryan Gosling’s writing and directorial debut Lost River, which premiered last week at Cannes. But there is one person who, unsurprisingly, immediately springs to his defense.
At Saturday night’s Cannes closing night dinner, I approached Nicolas Winding Refn — a jury member this year; Gosling’s director on Drive and the booed at Cannes Only God Forgives; and Gos’s best bro for life — about all those bad reviews. “Ah, my twin!” he said, as soon as I brought up Gosling’s name. “I think it’s a beautiful, beautiful, great movie that will grow on people. There are images from it that still stick with me.”
Ryan and his cast made an appearance on Le Grand Journal to promote “Lost River“. You can (re)watch the interview below, and we added the screencaptures in our gallery.
Captures from 2014 > Canal + Le Grand Journal Cannes Special – May 20, 2014
Ryan and his cast attended the “Lost River” premiere during the Cannes Film Festival last night. The first batch with HQs are added in our gallery, but we expect more additions later on so be sure to come back later.
Events from 2014 > May 20 | The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival – “Lost River” Premiere
“Lost River” premiered at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival earlier today and the first reviews are coming in. The movie is getting mixed reviews so far and sadly some of them are pretty negative yet most of them note that they do see potential in Ryan as a director. A selection of reviews can be found below, and we will edit this post when more reviews are released.
“The last actor of the stature of Gosling to have his own film debut at Cannes was Johnny Depp. That film disappeared after the premiere, a fate unlikely to befall Gosling’s debut, which although occasionally baffling in a narrative sense, is sufficiently dazzling. As with Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, this film will be either loved or hated. It was booed at the end of the screening at Cannes. Those not enthused by Gosling’s abstract look at the death of America will no doubt levy accusations of pretentiousness. For my money, there is enough substance and intellectual awareness here that the star’s fans will still be delighted.”
-Kaleem Aftab, Independent
“All in all, Lost River feels like a student film with an A-List cast. Its homages are worn so prominently on its sleeve, it’s difficult to really tap into the creative identity beneath, but it’s an intriguing – if not entirely successful – debut. As a learning curve, it’ll likely be a steep one, and while this is definitely not one for the mainstream, film fans are guaranteed to find a whole hell of a lot to talk about.”
-Matt Risley, Total Film
Ryan and his cast members Reda Kateb, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker, and Christina Hendricks attended the Cannes Film Festival photocall for “Lost River” earlier today. The first batch with HQs are added in our gallery, but we expect more later on so check back later for more additions.
Events from 2014 > May 20 | The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival – “Lost River” Photocall