More new images from Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut, Lost River, have gone online. The film, previously titled How to Catch a Monster, weaves elements of fantasy noir and suspense, and centers on a single mother of two and her teenage son who stumble upon a road leading to an underwater town. Gosling recently released a statement saying he was inspired by directors Nicolas Winding Refn and Derek Cianfrance (he’s worked with each director twice) and saying his style falls somewhere in between the two. Additionally, his time shooting The Ides of March in Detroit left an impact on him regarding the rise, fall, and possible rebirth of the bankrupt city. Gosling says Lost River doesn’t take place in Detroit, but rather “in an imagined city in an imagined past,” and the city is the “damsel in distress.” His full statement is fascinating, and it makes me even more excited to see the movie.
Hit the jump to check out the Lost River images. The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, and stars Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, and Matt Smith.