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  • Lars Henriks

Mysterium Pictorum 11 - A GHOST STORY

Listen to our full discussion of this meditative enigma of a film on our new podcast series Mysterium Pictorum! Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and everywhere else, too!


On a surface level, "A Ghost story" gives me a lot of fodder to make fun of it. A completely unlikable Hipster Barbie and Ken doll couple in its center, an Instagram look, cliché-sounding sentiments about the nature of the universe - This movie lives and breathes the 2010's. But then, it is so earnest, so unique and reaches such actual depths from a question that I have never seen asked before in quite this way. "A Ghost Story" isn't about grief. It's not about dying. It's about being dead. And for the first time, after watching it, I thought, that my own personal panic of specifically that - being dead, not being part of the world anymore - might not be so specifically and lonesomely mine, but maybe, just maybe, it's specific to my generation. "A Ghost Story" definitely is.

I'm sure we will look back on this film in twenty to thirty years and it will only have grown, as it grows inside of me since I've watched it.



(This really awesome poster can be bought on Etsy)

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