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CANNES WATCH: Bizarre, Intriguing First Clip from Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 19, 2014 at 2:41PM

A first teaser clip has arrived from Ryan Gosling's Cannes entry "Lost River." It's... very strange. Gosling is definitely going experimental with his first outing in the director's seat. We'll get a clearer idea of what the film is about once it bows in the Un Certain Regard section, but for the moment, take a gander, below.
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'Lost River'
'Lost River'

A first teaser clip has arrived from Ryan Gosling's Cannes entry "Lost River." It's... very strange. Gosling is definitely going experimental with his first outing in the director's seat. We'll get a clearer idea of what the film is about once it bows in the Un Certain Regard section, but for the moment, take a gander, below.

It certainly boasts an impressive cast: Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith and Iain De Castaeker. We know that it focuses on a single mother (Hendricks), who happens upon a dark underworld, while her son discovers a utopia submerged underwater. Hard to tell how those elements link into this clip -- which includes a man shouting repeatedly "Look at my muscles!", along with images of a burning house and various disaffected youth staring at each other grimly -- but our curiosity is piqued.

Check out some first-look images from the film here.

This article is related to: Festivals, Ryan Gosling, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, Video, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.