TIME Cannes Film Festival

Everyone At Cannes Loves Ryan Gosling. His Movie, Not So Much

While the actor was greeted by screaming fans at the film festival, his first movie behind the camera was met with a far less enthusiastic reception

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, both fans and actresses alike are swooning over Ryan Gosling, who has earned a reputation as everyone’s favorite heartthrob with Hollywood favorites like Blue Valentine and The Notebook.

But the actor-turned-director was at the festival to promote his directorial debut Lost River, which was greeted by chilling boos, short bursts of applause, and overall unfavorable reviews.

No matter the critics’ reaction to the fantasy drama, Gosling’s debut at Cannes is one that didn’t go unnoticed: from screaming mobs outside the theater, to the festival director having to urge the audience not to look at Gosling but at the stage during the introduction, here’s what you just can’t miss about the actor’s first red carpet walk as a director.



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