WHO’S IN IT?

Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), Rooney Mara (Lion), Will Oldham (Junebug), Sonia Acevedo (Alamo Gold), Rob Zabrecky (Lost River), Liz Franke (Identical), Grover Coulson (Friday Night Lights), Kenneisha Thompson (Rudderless), Barlow Jacobs (The Master), McColm Sephas Jr. (film debut), Kesha (Jem and the Holograms)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), director, writer, editor; Adam Donaghey (Wuss), Toby Halbrooks (Listen Up Philip) and James M. Johnston (Carried Away), producers; Daniel Hart (Pete’s Dragon), composer; Andrew Droz Palermo (You’re Next), cinematographer

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A man (Affleck) is suddenly killed in a car accident, and becomes a spiritual being that wears a sheet with eyeholes. In this form, he watches over his grieving wife (Mara) but also realises that he has become unstuck in time, and is forced to watch the years go by in what feels like seconds, feeling everything that he has loved slowly slipping away…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A very unconventional movie about the afterlife and all of its strangeness, A Ghost Story is also a very beautifully told film about time and love, which also happens to have Casey Affleck literally dressed as a ghost almost the whole time.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017