Last summer, after he had wrapped the enchanting (and underseen) “Pete’s Dragon,” director David Lowery called up some friends (which included Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, nbd) and went off on a little mini-vacation of sorts and quietly shot a new movie. The result, “A Ghost Story,” is now in the can and gearing up for a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and while the title suggests a possible horror movie, Lowery says not so.
Taking to Instagram, the director laid out ten things his film contains, and he seems to be bracing audiences for a very patient picture that will be high on atmosphere:
1.) staring out windows for long periods of time without talking
5.) modern pop music
6.) old Texas houses
7.) the sound of crickets (on the soundtrack but also maybe in the theater)
8.) urban real estate development
9.) dimensional portals
10.) two seconds of skeletons
Frankly, sounds right up our arthouse alley, and the fact that the film has been acquired by the folks at A24 is certainly a big vote of confidence given their track record (“The Lobster,” “Ex Machina,” “Moonlight, “20th Century Women“…need we go on?)
The Sundance Film Festival kicks next week, so stay tuned for our review.