26 May 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We already know that critics didn't look too fondly upon Ryan Gosling's writing and directorial debut Lost River, which premiered last week at Cannes. But there is one person who, unsurprisingly, immediately springs to his defense. At Saturday night's Cannes closing night dinner, I approached Nicolas Winding Refn — a jury member this year; Gosling's director on Drive and the booed at Cannes Only God Forgives; and Gos's best bro for life — about all those bad reviews. "Ah, my twin!" he said, as soon as I brought up Gosling's name. "I think it's a beautiful, beautiful, great movie that will grow on people. There are images from it that still stick with me."Specifically, he said he was "very moved" by the relationship between the single mother played by Christina Hendricks and her littlest boy, as well as anything Ben Mendelsohn (who last played Gosling's partner in crime in The »


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