June 8th, 2014 By Luciana
After discussing a film idea for quite some time, actor Alec Baldwin and writer/director James Toback decided to go to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and document their search for investors. During their time at Cannes, Baldwin and Toback interviewed many high-profile figures in the film industry.
In an interview to HBO, director James Toback told about how they approach the list appearing on the documentary:
I knew all the directors I approached. I was pretty friendly with a few of them. Alec wanted those particular directors. Ryan Gosling was his idea. I’ve known Jessica Chastain for several years, and she was my idea. I hadn’t thought about Diane Kruger before, but then we ran into her in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel [in Cannes, France].
Seduced and Abandoned premiered in the Special Screenings section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2013. A week prior to its premiere at the festival, the North American rights to the film were acquired by HBO Films. It later aired on HBO on October 28, 2013 and was given a cinematic release in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2013. We already posted a preview in our website a while ago.
You can find in our gallery screencaptures and posters of the documentary:
2013 – Seduced and Abandoned > Posters
2013 – Seduced and Abandoned > Screencaptures
May 29th, 2014 By Lindsey
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.
May 28th, 2014 By Lindsey
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.”
May 21st, 2014 By Lindsey
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
May 21st, 2014 By Lindsey
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
May 20th, 2014 By Lindsey
“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