LOST RIVER is a fantasy-neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Ryan Gosling, in his directorial debut. It stars Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, and Eva Mendes. The film premiered in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it received negative reviews.
In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.