Drive director defends his ‘twin’ Gosling’s panned movie

Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn has jumped to the defence of Ryan Gosling’s panned directorial début.

Gosling’s Lost River premièred at the Cannes International Film Festival last week and received scathing reviews from many critics, while some viewers at the screening even booed!


The movie follows a single mother – played by Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks – who finds herself in a gloomy fantasy underworld.

Some movie reviewers pointed out the similarities between Ryan and Nicholas’ directing styles.

However, the director was quick to praise his Drive star, saying, “I think it’s a beautiful, beautiful, great movie that will grow on people. There are images from it that still stick with me.

“Because we’re twins we make the same movie. Separated at birth, we found each other. That’s the thing about twins. We stick together.”