WIFF | FILMS

A GHOST STORY

Review

Director:

David Lowery

Genre:

Drama

Country:

USA

Rated:

PG

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

87 Minutes

Description:

Returning to his suburban home as a white-sheeted ghost to console his bereft wife, “C” is increasingly unmoored, as the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.

Before his transformation into the title character, Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara — her character is also unnamed — live together in a ranch house in the middle of somewhere, where they pursue a low-key, harmonious, semi-bohemian existence.  In some ways, these two (and the other human beings who show up from time to time) are the real ghosts in the story — abstract, almost theoretical creatures floating in and out of Ghostie’s troubled consciousness.

An unforgettable meditation on legacy, loss, and longing.

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