Must Watch: First Trailer for David Lowery's 'A Ghost Story' from A24
"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:
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.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Dig. That 3:4 aspect ratio is killer. White sheet ghouls are creepy AF.
DAVIDPD on Mar 28, 2017
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?
tarek on Mar 28, 2017
To each, his own.
DAVIDPD on Mar 28, 2017
I dig as well. Looks to be a very unique take.
grimjob on Mar 28, 2017
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!
RAW_D on Mar 28, 2017
Looks unique indeed, can't wait to see this one.
Efterklang on Mar 28, 2017
That face of Rooney Mara is something I could watch for some time. Anyway, interesting indeed ...
shiboleth on Mar 28, 2017
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
Wendy Myrhh on Mar 28, 2017
"I got 5 pieces of candy!" "I got a chocolate bar." "I got a quarter!" "I got a rock."
Quanah on Mar 28, 2017
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