Between heaven and hell

CANNES 2013. Taking cues from cinematic Bangkok and Eastern mysticism, Nicolas Winding Refn's new film explores a man's search for something to believe in. You might even say the director got some supernatural assistance … Screen International Editor Wendy Mitchell has talked to the Cannes competitor.

Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives". Photo: Space Rocket Nation

While Nicolas Winding Refn was living with his family in Bangkok getting ready to shoot Only God Forgives, his youngest daughter started seeing a ghost. “There was clearly something in her room that communicated and woke her up at night,” the writer-director recalls. “We had a lot of discussions back and forth if it was true or not true. But when I told the Thai production manager if she could be helpful in this situation (...)"

Read the full interview in FILM Digital Cannes Issue 2013