Offering an eerily beautiful dreamscape woven set against the wilderness of Detroit, Lost River marks the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling, who presented the film this past Saturday night to an eager Austin crowd.
“I wanted to have my North American debut in Austin at South by Southwest because I hear you like to keep it weird,” he announced to a packed house. “Well, let’s see just how weird you like to keep it!”
Featuring an eclectic cast of talented performers, including Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn, Lost River follows a single mother and her oldest son who, having hit some economic hardship, are forced to come face to face with all sorts of allegorical monsters.
ComingSoon.net sat down with Gosling, Ronan and De Caestecker the following day and was treated to an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what went into bringing Lost River to life. With topics ranging from rats to fairy tales to dreams about vampires, this is one video interview you’re not going to want to miss. Check it out in the player below and then catch Lost River on April 10 when it simultaneously hits theaters and VOD.