Sunday, October 11, 2020

31 Days of Halloween - Day 11 - Movie

After tragedy strikes, a man finds himself a ghost, and returns to his home, where he becomes a silent witness, and occasional participant, in the events that unfold on that plot of land over vast periods of time.

A Ghost Story (2017) is not a horror movie. It is a profound contemplative movie on loss, time, love, and letting go. There is almost no plot to speak of, and lots of long lingering shots of mundane things and time passing. It is in no way boring. It is mesmerizing and moving. The decision to make the ghost a classic bedsheet style ghost is brilliant, removing the character from humanity and forcing the audience to participate in the ghost's emotional reactions to what transpires around him.  This is a beautiful film and I can't wait top see it again.

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