One of the best films of the year opens in UK cinemas this week after a fairly successful run Stateside. David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) writes and directs A Ghost Story, a haunting take of love and loss, which features the acting talents of Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
The film revolves around a passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, who discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite.
Personally, I loved this film after I saw it at this summer’s Sundance London. Some thoughts from my original review:
It’s difficult to fault A Ghost Story because its so very well made, so original and so affecting in every way – it will linger in your mind for days after viewing it. I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like it – and that’s a very positive attribute. I wasn’t ready for it when I saw it, and I will never forget the experience of watching it for the first time.
All consuming, totally original indie cinemas that is far more than A Ghost Story – it’s an 87 minute journey into time, space and the depths of our universe. A near masterpiece and absolutely one of the best films of the year.
I caught up with Lowery for a brief discussion about his very unique movie at the same London event, which you can see below.
You can watch the film in cinemas from Friday 11th August, read my review of the film here, and check out the interview in full below.