A Ghost Story (2017)

2017 Screenflowers #09: A Ghost Story (2017)

By dorrk, February 27th 2018
I'm waiting for someone.

A Ghost Story takes a seemingly absurd concept — a deceased man, in a sheet with two eye holes, haunts the spaces in which he once lived — and turns it into a fascinating reverie on loss from the ghost’s point-of-view. Writer/director David Lowery, who incongruously helmed the mainstream Disney remake of PETE'S DRAGON earlier in the year, alternates between painstaking austerity and over-indulgence; A Ghost Story works best when these two poles co-exist in an unlikely but zen-like balance. Only the musical score goes too far too often, sometimes spoiling an otherwise carefully wrought achiness that hurts perfectly. A neat experience, if you can handle the essential twee-ness of the idea, but not always a satisfying one.

Trailer for A Ghost Story (2017)

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