In an exploration of legacy, love, loss and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased white sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try and reconnect with his bereft wife.
Raise your hands if you love A24! raises both hands, amen!
The studio famously behind such personal favourites; The Witch, Ex Machina, Green Room, It Comes At Night, The Monster have released yet another stunner with, A Ghost Story. David Lowery reunites with Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara for his poignant, yet curiously haunting tale which comes from the perspective of a ghost. This definitely will not be for everyone’s taste. It is film that demands great patience and an open mind. It’s a piece that requires no thought, but instead an almost Zen like state of mind.
A Ghost Story is so god damn beautiful. The cinematography gracefully floats this way and that way, whilst the atmosphere holds a sense cosmic lyricism. Lowery’s depiction of what happens after we die is achingly sad, his expression of what life, love, loss and time means is an inventive and artistic expression that leaves you feeling emotionally devastated. In what feels like a very personal film, Lowery angles the film at a voyeuristic approach. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara share such an incredible screen presence and chemistry between each other, at times I felt like I was intruding on a private moment between the two.
With its tongue in cheek Halloween costume approach, A Ghost Story is an ethereal piece that is original, profound, and good… it is devastatingly good… you just have to let yourself sink into the story.
8.0 / 10
“What is it you like about this house so much?”