Coming Distractions: Casey Affleck gets sheet faced in the trailer for A Ghost Story

Based on the premise alone, A Ghost Story, the new film from Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery, sounds kind of…silly? Ot at least the image of Casey Affleck wearing a literal sheet over his head like one of the kids in It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown sounds silly. But our film editor A.A. Dowd saw A Ghost Story at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and calls the film “a sneakily ambitious meditation on life after death, the endurance of romantic connection, and the value we place on the spaces we occupy.”

Affleck stars alongside Rooney Mara as a man known only as C, who comes back to haunt the home he used to share with his widow, M (Rooney Mara), after his sudden death. Unable to communicate with his beloved, C watches helplessly as M grieves and eventually …

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