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.”