A Ghost Story (2017)

What a beautiful, endearing film!

The theatrical poster initially put me off seeing A Ghost Story. I’m not sure what I was expecting but certainly not such a contemplative piece of art.

This is the second David Lowery film Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in, which was made in secret and on a tiny budget. The results really are something to behold.

Wonderful Cinema strongly recommends you do not ruin the impact the director meticulously planned for viewers by watching trailers or reading spoilers. But for those of you who cannot resist…

You can find more information on this American movie on WikipediaIMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Production Details

Title: A Ghost Story

Director: David Lowery

Year/Country: 2017, USA

Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck (click here for full cast)

Screenplay: David Lowery

Cinematography: Andrew Droz Palermo

Editing: David Lowery

Score: Daniel Hart

Language: English


  1. beetleypete

    You are definitely keeping it going, Shimky. I haven’t heard of this, and didn’t watch the trailer, and now I want (need) to watch it. You are on a roll, old friend.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Cindy Bruchman

    I watched it the other night. I liked it more than not. The three-minute monologue about the meaning of life by the guy at the table at the party was the best part of the film. One of the more original films I’ve seen this year.

  3. Sean

    I really liked this one as well. It’s got such a unique pace, it’s almost agonizing at times (the pie scene comes to mind) but the long shots fit the themes so well. And as a bonus the slow pace gives you time to absorb everything and still think about what might happen to us when we die.

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