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. 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. 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. 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.

  4. I have to say, I watched this film last night with my friend based on this recommendation. It was a superb film. At first I found the initial scenes to be agonizingly long, especially the infamous “pie scene” but as the film went on we really began to appreciate the use of time as a thematic element.

    I really love to see philosophical creative films in this vein, and though the last one I saw, mother!, I viewed with mixed feelings, I absolutely loved this film.

    The ending was both perfect and heartbreaking. This film genuinely moved me, and I am sadly happy to say that I’ve seen it.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, Blurry Eyes. There is no greater pleasure than hearing that someone heeded our call and felt better for it.

    1. You didn’t like it, Tanyeno? It is incredibly slow but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it affected me emotionally quite deeply.

      1. No not at all. My hmmm, was a hmm that meant – food for thought. Guess it might not have been clear.

        No I like your review, I was committing it to memory! Lol.

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