Description: Midsommar is a 2019 folk horror film written and directed by Ari Aster and starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, and Will Poulter.It follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden for a festival that occurs once every 90 years, only to find themselves in the clutches of a pagan cult.
Description: Directed by Ari Aster. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper. A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Description: Midsommar Critics Consensus. Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.
Description: Several months later, Dani tries to contain her grief. She hangs out with Christian and his friends and learns about their trip to Sweden to a midsommar celebration in the Harga, a village where Pelle grew up. The celebration occurs every 90 years and lasts about nine days.
Description: When the clique arrives in Sweden and joins others alongside Connie and Simon, a couple played by Ellora Torchia and Archie Madekwe respectively, Aster forgoes the aforesaid narrative economy for something sinister. Aided by production designer Henrik Svensson’s deceptively simple work and Andrea Flesch’s distressingly repetitive, angelically Nordic-embroidered costumes, he establishes a ...
Description: Movie theaters should probably offer prizes for patrons who make it to the end of “Midsommar” without walking out, complaining to management, or becoming nauseous during screenings. This is not an easy picture to watch--no matter a viewer’s film preferences or moral sensibilities, “Midsommar” has something to outrage, sicken ...
Description: So many movies feed into Midsommar. It is possibly more instructive to detail differences than similarities between Midsommar and definitive folk horror The Wicker Man. Aster himself compared his ...
Description: The scene near the end of Midsommar where Dani sobs and her new "sisters" huddle around her, turning her cries into a chorus, is a parallel of the scene towards the start of the movie when Christian holds Dani silently as she cries about her family's deaths. It's both literally and figuratively the feeling of being "held" that Pelle talks about ...
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