A Ghost Story
1h27m | Directed by David Lowery | USA | Drama, fantasy
- Sundance Film Festival
- Sundance London Film Festival
- Seattle International Film Festival
- Fantasia International Film Festival
With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll. (c) A24
A wondrous, delicate shell of a movie.
Allison Willmore | Buzzfeed | Full Review
Like a wild, sonorous piano chord struck by someone or something in the middle of the night–where did that come from?–the contemplative aura of A Ghost Story sticks with you.
Stephanie Zacharek | Time | Full Review
A beautiful, haunting ode to the impermanence of everything-and the precious, mundane, sometimes mysterious moments that make up the music of life.
Neil Pond | Parade | Full Review
Eerie, existential A Ghost Story is like nothing you’ve ever seen…a meditative poem about, well, a ghost. But it also tries to grasp the enormity of time, and the tiny portion of it that we get to experience….the way A Ghost Story approaches its particular subject matter has the arresting jolt of the new, as if something we’ve been scratching at for a long time has finally been elucidated by a bold innovator.
Richard Lawson | Vanity Fair | Full Review