A recently deceased man returns to his suburban home as a white-sheeted ghost to console and reconnect with his bereft wife. But in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.
With Chantal Akerman among his key influences, up-and-comer David Lowery directs Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in this poignant tale of sundered love. Enriched by a dreamlike score and shot in a 1:33 aspect ratio, A Ghost Story is one of the simplest yet most timeless dramas from recent times.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States