Trailer for David Lowery’s A Ghost Story brings the beautiful existential indie feels


Based on the Sundance hype alone, I added David Lowery’s A Ghost Story to our list of the most anticipated movies of 2017. There’s something about Lowery’s work that gets at me right. He even managed to make a pleasing remake of Pete’s Dragon (which I assumed would be a crummy cash-in on an IP only familiar to Baby Boomers and older Gen-Xers).

A trailer for A Ghost Story has just showed up online, and it looks like we’re in a cosmic and supernatural meditation on life and death. It looks like it could be fantastic. Check it out below.

A Ghost Story | Official Trailer HD | A24

The song in that trailer is “I Get Overwhelmed” by Dark Rooms, in case you were wondering.

As I was telling the other editors here at Flixist, this full-frame, hint-of-Malick, existential trek through time and space is totally up my alley.

Here’s an official synopsis for A Ghost Story from the A24 website:

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee 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. 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.

A Ghost Story will be out on July 7th.

Hubert Vigilla
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