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A Ghost Story - Exclusively at Luna Leederville

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by Elysia Tsangarides (subscribe)
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This ghost story is not like the ones you've seen before. It's not scary nor bloody. There's no dilapidated mansion atop a hill on a stormy night, no creatures lurking under beds. No screaming, no horror, but there certainly is a haunting.

Written and directed by David Lowery and starring Casey Affleck and current it-girl Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story is a delicate portrait of grief, of the aftermath of death and a restless, bed-clothed ghost and its connection to place.

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A Ghost Story in cinemas now


What I love about the film is the space that Lowery has so purposefully created within it. With such little dialogue, so few characters, and mostly confined to the four walls of a little house in Texas, we are shown so much and we are invited to feel so much along with these characters.

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A portrait of life, love and what you leave behind, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara


There is one particular scene filmed in one go; a simple activity that we take part in with the character from beginning to end in real time. This gives us the space to absorb what the character is feeling, the changing emotions she is going through and experience that raw moment of grief right along side her.

And then a changing of time as our white-sheeted friend appears stagnant in the space, passive in his environment forced to watch as life goes on without him.

This meditative expression of love, loss and the things we leave behind is elegantly presented and captivating in its techniques.

A Ghost Story is showing now at Luna Cinema. Highly recommend getting along to seeing this unique indie film.

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Why? A ghost story but not as you know them - you'll want to see this one
When: Now
Where: Luna Cinema
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