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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.28.17] drama fantasy

The images from David Lowery's A Ghost Story are sort of ridiculous. Some feature star Rooney Mara looking morose, after all the movie centers on her dealing with the loss of her husband played by Casey Affleck, while others feature a white sheet with black eyes. My initial gut reaction is to laugh but now that I've seen the trailer, I'm not so sure.

A24's has released the first trailer for the movie and it's anything but funny. It's beautiful, featuring a dream-like, almost magical approach to the cinematography - in this case from Andrew Droz Palermo of You're Next, A Teacher and Rich Hill fame, but most notably, it's incredibly sad and the ghost? The white sheet with the black eyeholes? At one point it feels downright creepy.

I don't doubt that there's some element of the supernatural here but the trailer for A Ghost Story just feels sad; like some physical manifestation of one woman's psyche as she attempt to move on after loss. Or perhaps it's the husband's life force trying to say goodbye. Either way, it looks far more profound than anticipated.

A Ghost Story opens July 7.

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MrSatyre (5 years ago) Reply

Nope. Not depressing at all.


Michael (5 years ago) Reply

Seems to a lot of movies these days that there is no audience for.


Wumpus (5 years ago) Reply

AA Dowd gave this a very strong review from Sundance. I'm definitely planning to see it.

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