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A Ghost Story (2017)

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In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

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C
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Little Boy
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Doctor
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Man in Wheelchair
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Linda
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Gentleman Caller
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Mover
Dagger Salazar ...
Mover
Sonia Acevedo ...
Maria
Carlos Bermudez ...
Carlos
Yasmina Gutierrez ...
Yasmina
Kimberly Fiddes ...
Making Out
Daniel Escudero ...
Making Out
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Spirit Girl (as Kesha Sebert)
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Resonating with vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the old house is somehow connected to "C", a sensitive composer who is hesitant of leaving it, while his loving wife "M", on the other hand, is keen on moving out, having an indecipherable but grim premonition of danger. Sadly, disaster soon strikes, and C's untethered spectre which detaches from the lifeless body, rises from the mortician's table, and in a swift decision, decides to linger in this dimension to faithfully follow the grieving M back to the old house. As silent as a shadow and as invisible as the air, C's unappeasable phantom observes M's denial and depression gradually turn to acceptance and even hope, as time unravels, moving forward through the decades. In this earth, man struggles to leave his legacy behind. Is this the way to immortality? Written by Nick Riganas

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It's all about time.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for brief language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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$104,030 (USA) (7 July 2017)

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$1,596,371 (USA) (28 September 2017)
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David Lowery, who both wrote and directed the film, characterized his idea to create a movie about a ghost as a primordial miasm in his brain, as he visioned a ghost exactly like the one that is presented in the movie. He believes that it is a very goofy image that is breaking from the norm in terms of how a story is told and the tools that are used for it. See more »

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When the pioneer is hammering the stakes into the ground, the sound doesn't match the swing of the mallet. See more »

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houseguest: We build our legacy piece by piece and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone.
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I Get Overwhelmed
Written by Daniel Hart
Performed by Dark Rooms
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A wonderfully hypnotic and philosophical film exploring the enormity of life
1 July 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The exploration of the enormity of life when a recently deceased ghost returns to his house to try and reconnect with his wife. Made on a shoe string and in secret, it is a hypnotic observation of life and time after we die and it achieves to visually convey the psychological weight of certain death and that life will continue once we're gone. The people sitting next to me left the cinema about 20 minutes in because it is indeed a very slow moving film and I can understand why they left but that's the point of the film. Life is not a highlights reel, and this film achieves to show its enormity through legacy, love and loss. It is philosophical, psychological and extremely poetic. A wonderfully strange film.


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