‘Lost River’ Trailer: Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Takes You Under the Sea
Hey girl, not long ago it was rumored that ‘Lost River,’ the directorial debut from Ryan Gosling, would be heading straight to VOD—but that rumor was quickly debunked, and we’ll be seeing Baby Goose’s new movie in April. Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the upcoming film, which is scheduled to play at SXSW in March after making the festival rounds last year, where it garnered some mixed-to-negative reviews.
The new trailer for Gosling’s dark and surreal urban fairy tale definitely showcases the actor’s influences, including Terrence Malick (a boy running across a field during the magic hour, shot from a low angle), David Lynch (the stuff with Eva Mendes, which evokes both ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’), and of course, his buddy Nicolas Winding Refn (so much impactful color and neon).
But Gosling wouldn’t be the first indie filmmaker to deliver a directorial debut that reads like a visual mixtape of the directors’ aesthetics which inspire them most, and at the very least—regardless of some of the negative reviews floating around—‘Lost River’ should look great.
The film follows a mother (Christina Hendricks) who goes searching for her missing son and encounters a bizarre underworld, while at the same time, her son has discovered an underwater town forgotten by time. ‘Lost River’ also stars Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, and Ben Mendelsohn, and will hit theaters in limited release on April 10.