Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, formerly titled How to Catch a Monster, will make its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival under the new name Lost River. New images have been released, which feature Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and a look at the director behind the camera.

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Co-star Iain De Caestecker described Ryan Gosling's work behind the camera and teased the story behind Lost River.

"[He] works in a very free way, he's constantly in an artistic frame of mind.

All I can really say is that [Lost River] centers around a family. There's my character, Bones, his mother and his younger brother. There's also a girl next door played by Saoirse Ronan, called Rat.

It's about this family living in a town called Lost River, which is perhaps a place that was once full of family and happiness and love, and is now this town that's slowly descending into a place without any hope. This family is holding onto the foundations of their house and everything they think they need to hold onto."

Ryan Gosling himself has compared the movie to the works of David Lynch. Here is the synopsis as it will be appearing at Cannes.

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Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her eighteen-year-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive."

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