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Interview: David Lowery (A Ghost Story)

Interview: David Lowery (A Ghost Story)

Just prior to immersing himself into editing dock mode with the feature he shot earlier this summer (Old Man and the Gun – with Elisabeth Moss, Casey Affleck, Robert Redford), David Lowery was on the last legs of his film fest and press tour for the A24 release of A Ghost Story. Arguably the hottest ticket at Sundance back in January, and at Karel Och’s Karlovy Vary and Mitch Davis’ Fantasia Intl. Film Festival, I got the chance to sit down with the filmmaker for a generously lengthy one on one.

A film that has something new to offer upon a second viewing, the acclaim will certainly resurface during awards season. This interview took place exactly one week after A Ghost Story was released in a handful of theatres in NYC. We talked about branding and the A24 folks methodology, working with Casey Affleck, how to keep your film production a secret, how to work direct a physical performance, bed sheets, passing on culture, the soundtrack of our lives, working with Shane Carruth and finally, what he thought of Assayas’ Personal Shopper.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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