Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara reunite with their Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) writer-director David Lowery in this hypnotic and highly original drama, wildly acclaimed at Sundance earlier this year. It’s a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the human need for meaning and connection.
A young, unnamed couple (Affleck and Mara) move into an old Texas ranch. After an accident, Affleck’s white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to watch over his wife as she grieves.
As she pieces together a new life, he discovers that in his spectral state, he is no longer moored in time. Untethered, he journeys through the decades, bearing witness to lives long over and the possibilities of the future, on a quest towards self-completion.
A poetic meditation on love and grief, beautifully shot and richly scored, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal – a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
READ The 4 star Observer Review
READ Peter Bradshaw’s 4 star review
(It was his film of the week 10 August 2017)
Why would anyone dress Casey Affleck in a white sheet and try to pass him off as a ghost?
READ about the making of this film
“Lovely, mysterious and cosmic”