A Ghost Story: How film can represent grief through stillness

A Ghost Story (Dir. David Lowery, 2017)

A Ghost Story is a 2017 film directed by David Lowery that follows a man (Casey Affleck) who, while living in a new home with his significant other (Rooney Mara), tragically dies in a car accident. He awakens as a ghost, visualized as him covered in a bedsheet with the eyes cut out. The visual, coupled with the 4:3 vignetted aspect ratio creates a feeling of nostalgia, of memories…