By Julia Emmanuele, Hollywood Staff
Ryan Gosling is many things - an actor, a former Mickey Mouse Club member, extremely good looking - but with the release of his latest film, Lost River, he's set to add writer and director to that list. The film, which was previously titled How to Catch a Monster, follows a single mother who navigates a dark underworld while her son stumbles across a path that leads to an underwater town. And if just reading that description made you feel confused and disoriented, just wait until you watch the first teaser for the film, courtesy of IndieWire. From the looks of it, Lost River is basically a full-length fever dream.
Though the film doesn't premiere until later this week at Cannes, the teaser gives us a quick glimpse into the insanity that lurks just underneath Gosling's handsome surface. Between the many fires, the chanting about muscles and the jeans with a built-in codpiece, it's easy to get overwhelmed by everything packed into this clip. Luckily, we're experienced pop culture analysts, and so we've attempted to unpack and break down all of the images present in the first clip from Lost River. Come, let us travel this journey into the unknown together: