When last year’s ‘Only God Forgives’ received boos at the Cannes Film Festival, it was not particularly surprising given director Nicolas Winding Refn’s divisive depictions of violence. It looks like Refn’s controversial style may have rubbed off on muse Ryan Gosling, following last week’s reports of the poor critical reception awarded to the Driver’s very own directorial debut.
‘Lost River’, formerly ‘How To Catch a Monster’ (shame it lost that title), has promised a lot since the pre-production murmurs began, with casting a hotbed of cult/geek faves including Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker and the Doctor himself, Matt Smith; therefore, it would be a shame if it is the true bomb that some Cannes critics are claiming it to be.
The striking sorta-trailer below, offering a first glimpse of a potentially bizarre outing for a shaven Smithy, still has me hooked in. The film is released later this year.