Writer: David Lowery
DOP: Andrew Droz Palermo
Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
The film follows the ghost of a recently deceased musician who remains in the house shared with his wife.
More apt title of the film would be 'A Ghost's Story' as it is told from the perspective of the ghost. Why did nobody think about doing that. To be fair there is a Malayalam film called Aayushkaalam, which is a remake of some foreign film, that is somewhat like this but not solely from the Ghost's perspective. We initially think the film is dealing with wife's grief but later realises that it is about the grief of the ghost as she gets over it and moves on, emotionally as well as physically. House is later occupied by a Mexican single mom and her kids, some young partying folks etc before it is torn down for a skyscraper. Ghost finally decides to end his 'life' and enters a time-warp.
It is not really a horror film but some of the scenes work really well on that regard. There is one scene where a character kind of explain the film which was not necessary. One can also interpret the last part of the film as the search for resolution by the audience for a film which ends on an ambiguous note. It is really a cool film even though it kind of ends with a very often used plot device. If you're into relationships and all that, it can be a very affecting film.