Must Watch: First Trailer for David Lowery's 'A Ghost Story' from A24

March 28, 2017
Source: YouTube

A Ghost Story Trailer

"We do what we can to endure." A24 has debuted the first official trailer for David Lowery's indie drama A Ghost Story, which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. This was filmed quietly down in Texas after Lowery finished work on Pete's Dragon. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star as a couple in the film. Affleck turns into a "ghost", wearing a white sheet with holes for eyes, who returns to his home and watches over. This film is much more deep and much more profound than you're probably expecting, which is exactly what this trailer hints. Described as "an unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll." The song used in this comes directly from the film, and it's a lovely first introduction to this one-of-a-kind film.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for David Lowery's A Ghost Story, direct from A24's YouTube:

A Ghost Story Poster

Jordan Raup of The Film Stage says the film is "a stunning meditation on the passage of time" in his review.

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. A Ghost Story is written and directed by American filmmaker David Lowery, of the films St. Nick, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and Pete's Dragon previously. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. A24 will release Lowery's A Ghost Story in select theaters starting July 7th.

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    Dig. That 3:4 aspect ratio is killer. White sheet ghouls are creepy AF.
    • You like the 3:4 ratio? I find it very distracting. what was the stylistic idea behind this ratio? To make us believe that we are still in the 80s?
      • DAVIDPD
        To each, his own.
  • grimjob
    I dig as well. Looks to be a very unique take.
  • RAW_D
    This. Looks. SAD, man! And thank GOD it's not a horror movie! Also, is Rooney Mara the hardest working woman in Hollywood right now? Is there any movie she ISN'T in? DANG!
  • Efterklang
    Looks unique indeed, can't wait to see this one.
  • shiboleth
    That face of Rooney Mara is something I could watch for some time. Anyway, interesting indeed ...
  • Wendy Myrhh
    A blind item on CDAN purports that Casey and Rooney had an affair during the making of "A Ghost Story" and "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" - while Casey was still married to Summer Phoenix. Rumor has it that Rooney was, in fact, the catalyst; the final straw in dissolving their shaky marriage. Rooney has since moved on to Summer's brother Joaquin, which is allegedly creating some friction within the family. Gross! #rodetheirsiblingscoattailsclub
  • "I got 5 pieces of candy!" "I got a chocolate bar." "I got a quarter!" "I got a rock."




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