USA, 2014, VO, 95'
Inspired by Nicolas Winding Refn and David Lynch, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut is a dark and surreal fairytale about the life of a single mother (Christina Hendricks) and her two children in a dilapidated and bleak little town. To keep her home, she accepts a job that will confront her with the most macabre aspects and people of the area. Meanwhile, her eldest son discovers the magical and mysterious origins of the lost river, while fighting to maintain what he loves.
The captivating photography by our own Benoît Debie drenches nearly every image of this macabre modern fable in an atmospheric visual flair that gets deep under your skin. But that's not the only link with Belgium, because Gosling also hired Belgian editor Nico Leunen, who will be present for a Q&A after the screening of Lost River.