Episodes seen: 2 (144 mins), Cannes Film Festival 2019.
Nicolas Winding Refn returns to Cannes for the first time since the polarising The Neon Demon made its debut back in 2016. Three years on and it is a very different product, albeit with similar themes and tones; a TV series set for release on Amazon next month. Too Old To Die Young is very much a different direction for the filmmaker with 900 minutes of content promised over ten episodes, two of which, running at around 140 minutes in total, played at the festival at a late screening on Friday evening with the cast and filmmaker in attendance at the famous Palais.
Teaming with Ed Brubaker (Westworld), the crime series lies somewhere in its themes, tone and accessibility between his 2011 Cannes winner Drive, and fellow Ryan Gosling-starrer Only God Forgives. Miles Teller leads the cast of this new piece as Martin, an La
‘Too Old To Die Young’ Review: Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn (2019) [Cannes]