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A Ghost Story’s trailer is the most beautifully haunting thing you’ll see all year

Three months after wowing audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, David Lowery’s utterly bizarre-sounding A Ghost Story has released its first trailer. Distributed by A24 (Moonlight, Ex Machina), A Ghost Story stars Casey Affleck as the titular apparition in a white sheet, and Rooney Mara as the lover he pines for.  

Shot in the beautiful Academy Ratio and presumably spanning hundreds of years (the trailer has at least a few shots that seem to take place in the 19th century), the film looks a true original, and the early buzz from Sundance suggests a slow, moving film inspired less by Lowery’s previous influence Terrence Malick (Lowery’s debut was the Badlands-homaging Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) than Palme d’Or winning oddball Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Whether the film turns out to be as utterly fascinating as its first trailer or not, I still can’t wait for the film to be released in the UK.


By Harry J. Ford

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