One of my favourite directors of the aughts, Nicolas Winding Refn makes an appearance in Cannes this year with Drive, one of the films screening in the main competition. If you are not familiar with the directors name, you should be. He is the man responsible for the Danish crime Pusher trilogy, Bronson starring Tom Hardy in the life of notorious prisoner Michael Gordon Peterson, and last year’s Viking art-house flick Valhalla Rising. Drive stars Ryan Gosling as a stuntman who doubles as a getaway driver, a film which Cannes describes as such:
Drive is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day, a loner by nature who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best – drive.
Watch both clips for the film below. The second comes via Beyond Hollywood