Film of the day: A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara reunite with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery for this haunting meditation on love, loss and longing.

Affleck – fresh from his staggering and deservedly Oscar®-winning performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s sublime Manchester by the Sea – is C, the musician/ composer husband of Mara’s M. The couple share a small, single-storey home that C returns to even after losing his life in a car accident, with Affleck spending most of the film as a mournful and increasingly restless spectre (think classic, bedsheet-based Halloween costume) stripped of the tools to process his grief and move on.

Film of the day: A Ghost Story – From Monday 15 January on Sky Store.