Film: Lost River
I have not posted a movie mention in a while, I just have not watched anything that’s blown me away recently besides Interstellar which I’ve watched about 20 times now ! But back on subject a film that impressed me last night was Ryan Gosling and his dive into the directing world with his film known as ‘Lost River’.
The first thing about Lost River is how nicely the film develops the storyline itself without too much dialogue or gossip scenes, instead the movie is very visual and let’s the viewer really capture the essence of the storyline and develop your own perception of the characters.
Another thing is the concentration of the cast, it’s small and concentrated so it feels nice and personal and helps emphasize the sense of desperation they play out in the film. Saoirse Ronan pictured above really suits her role so well and is my favorite character in the film.
One of the most important aspects to the film though is how it’s shot, and this is done so well. The consuming darkness of the night scenes bring great intensity while the daytime shots are very playful and have a nice sense of bliss in the green backdrops like there is a sense of hope. This film got slammed at the Cannes Festival, I really don’t know how you are supposed to please those events, and I think Ryan Gosling has created an amazing film here. If you have seen films like Drive, Blue Valentine, Only God Forgives, The Place Beyond The Pines and so on you might feel a similarity in production style. Overall a very cool film and I look forward to Gosling and future releases. I didn’t want to put the trailer on here as I feel it spoils the film a bit so if you are thinking of watching this try not to tempt the trailer 🙂