During post-production on his 2016 film Pete’s Dragon, David Lowery quickly made another. From the other side of the film spectrum than the Disney adventure comes A Ghost Story, an experimental drama about the loss of a loved one.
This marks a reunion between the writer/director and stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, who previously appeared alongside each other in Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Here Mara plays a woman who is haunted by her husband (Affleck), who has returned from the dead as a bedsheet-clad ghost.
The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival where it received generally positive reviews. Here’s a snippet of what we had to say about the film in our first-look review:
“Lowery’s handsomely shot, affectingly scored film may take what feels like an eternity getting there, but by the end it transforms into a powerful, sobering work of contemplation and grief. It’s a tortured path that’s well worth taking.”
A Ghost Story is set for release on 7 July in the US and 11 August in the UK.
Published 28 Mar 2017
By Ed Gibbs
Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara reunite for David Lowery’s slow-burn meditation on loss and grief.
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