I saw this movie at the Sitges Film Festival. When the movie started you could feel Gosling's presence in the film as you do all the time that the movie lasts... but nothing more. Ryan Gosling's carachter 'Julian' seems like a ghost that sometimes can be violent and other times he stands up with everything, that her mother says.
The movie stands between the violence and the colors, the feelings that the scenes produce on you.
I think that the film is a metaphor of the things that happen in a kind of world that exists and where the only way of surviving is violence, but also your way of dying.
Right know I can tell I made a good choice, 'cause this movie is different, it has something special
Thanks to the Sitges Festival Organization for bringing this movie to Sitges!