In our interview with The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance (coming in the next few weeks), we spoke a lot about authentically portraying the melodrama of everyday life. He then recalled to me a quote from The Killing of a Chinese Bookie in which Ben Gazzara says, "My truth is your false hood, and your false hood is my truth and vice versa," saying that there is no real truth you can get to with a film but you can go for honesty. And if there’s one thing that Pines is, it’s honest—emotionally and psychologically.
The massive and sprawling operatic epic from the Blue Valentine director, has a pretty straightforward synopsis: A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. And although the plot points may appear simple, the relationships are not and in a series of new stills for the film we get a closer look into the world of Cianfrance’s characters played by Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, and Emory Cohen.
Take a look at the new images below, as well as a TV spot for the film which opens to a limited release on Mach 29th.