The two best movies I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival were the gay coming-of-age romance “Call Me by Your Name” and the haunting spiritual poem “A Ghost Story.” See, it’s hard to talk about “A Ghost Story” without giving too much away. Haunting spiritual poem? What does that even mean? Just trust me.
Thankfully, A24 premiered the trailer on Tuesday, so you can see for yourself before the movie hits theaters July 7. The latest from “Pete’s Dragon” and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” director David Lowery, “A Ghost Story” stars Rooney Mara as a Texan whose spectral husband (Casey Affleck) returns to their home after dying in a car crash.
Yep, it’s a literal ghost story, but it’s hardly a horror movie. In fact, it’s bound to be one of the most original, captivating, hard-to-explain stories to grace the big screen this year, and not only because Mara binge-eats an entire pie in one sitting.