The Ghosts ★★½

THE GHOSTS becomes genuinely striking in its final 15 minutes, when its departure from Guatemala City allows the film and its characters some breathing room, but to get there one has to sit through an hour of pretty generic Tsai Ming-liang-influenced festival cinema about urban alienation.

More in my Gay City News piece on Lincoln Center's "Neighboring Scenes" festival: www.gaycitynews.com/lesbian-teen-romance-highlights-annual-latin-american-film-series/