Pie Eating Supernatural Distress
Updated: Jul 29
By: Riane Capalad
This is one of the most heartbreaking films I've ever seen (including Manchester by the sea). (Please play "I get overwhelmed by Dark Rooms")
Let's start, shall we?
Extremely melancholy and overwhelming agony of losing a loved one. One whom you connect with and breathe with. A Ghost Story has definitely portrayed different perceptions between humans and the afterlife. Instead, the point of view is turned upside down- the ghost holds the perspective while the person being haunted continues to mourn endlessly- a different part of a parallel universe. A supernatural is stuck on a time loop, longing for an answer that has evaporated and vanished long ago.
David Lowery, the director of the film itself, used long shots of the scenes to make them more existential. Capturing the banality and messiness of life that a camera cannot even handle. Hence, my favorite scene was the four minutes gluttony of Rooney Mara eating a chocolate pie to cover up the remorse she was feeling. She ended up vomiting all of it.
A subtle stroke of grief was portrayed. As the pie was coming to an end, devastation and misery were the only things evident.
One thing is for sure, and this will spoil you. Once Affleck's ghost dies the second and the third time. Then, his spirit should realize that what's left only for him is history and an ache for the unseen.
Quoting, "He is bruised without a body."