Midsommar is a 2019 folk horror film directed by Ari Aster.

Official trailers

A24 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 released the trailer:
MIDSOMMAR | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Story intro

College student Dani Ardor is traumatized after her sister Terri kills herself and their parents by filling their home with carbon monoxide. The incident further strains Dani's relationship with her emotionally distant boyfriend, Christian Hughes, an anthropology graduate student. The following summer, Dani learns that Christian and his friends, Mark and Josh, have been invited by their Swedish friend, Pelle, to attend a midsummer celebration at Pelle's ancestral commune, the Hårga, in Hälsingland. Pelle explains that this iteration of the celebration only occurs every ninety years. Christian had not told Dani about the trip, and the two argue. In an attempt to patch things up, Christian reluctantly invites Dani to come along. The group flies to Sweden and arrives at the commune, where they meet Simon and Connie, an English couple invited by Pelle's communal brother Ingemar. He offers the group psilocybin, and under the influence of the drug, Dani has hallucinations of Terri. Tensions rise after the group witnesses an ättestupa where two commune elders commit senicide by leaping from a clifftop. When the male elder survives the fall, the cult mimics his wails of agony and crushes his skull with a mallet. Cult elder Siv explains that this is a perfectly normal expression of Hårga's views on death, stating that every member must do the same at the age of seventy-two. The scene deeply disturbs the group, particularly Dani, but they decide to stay, both at the behest of Pelle and because midsummer traditions are the subject of Josh's thesis. Simon and Connie, however, decide to leave. As Connie is gathering her things, an elder tells her that Simon has already left for the train station without her. Confused and frustrated, Connie decides to leave on her own. Later, a woman's scream is heard in the distance.

Cast

Florence Pugh
Dani
Jack Reynor
Christian
William Jackson Harper
Josh
Vilhelm Blomgren
Pelle
Will Poulter
Mark
Ellora Torchia
Connie
Archie Madekwe
Simon
Henrik Norlén
Ulf
Gunnel Fred
Siv
Isabelle Grill
Maja
Julia Ragnarsson
Inga
Mats Blomgren
Odd
Lars Väringer
Stev
Anna Åström
Karin
Hampus Hallberg
Ingemar
Liv Mjönes
Ulla
Louise Peterhoff
Hanna
Katarina Weidhagen
Ylva
Björn Andrésen
Dan
Tomas Engström
Jarl
Dag Andersson
Sven
Lennart R. Svensson
Mats
Anders Beckman
Arne
Rebecka Johnston
Ulrika
Tove Skeidsvoll
Majvor
Anders Back
Valentin
Anki Larsson
Irma
Levente Puczkó-Smith
Ruben
Zsolt Bojári
Dani's Father
Klaudia Csányi
Terri
Agnes Westerlund Rase
Dagny (as Agnes Rase)
Frans Rosengarten
Bror (as Frans Cavallin Rosengarten)
Vilmos Kolba
Elder
Mihály Kaszás
Torbjorn
Gabi Fon
Dani's Mother (as Gabrielle Fón)
Anna Berentz
Pizza Waitress
Austin R. Grant
Hipster Guy (as Austin Grant)
Kati Dombi
Kajsa
Linnea Larsdotter
Singer (voice)

About

Principal photography began on July 30, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary, and wrapped in October 2018.

The film Midsommar was scheduled to be released on July 3, 2019 (United States), on July 10, 2019 (Sweden), on July 18, 2019 (Russia) and on September 26, 2019 (Germany) by A24 (United States), Nordisk Film (Sweden), BF Distribution, Cathay Cineplexes, Corazón Films, DeAPlaneta, Digi-Optic Films, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Elevation Pictures, Entertainment Film Distributors, Gutek Film, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), MM2 Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Paris Filmes, Roadshow Films, Tanweer Alliances, Weltkino Filmverleih, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and NOS Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 147 minutes and 171 minutes (Director's cut). With a budget of $8 - 10 million, the film grossed over $41.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Midsommar got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: a24films.com/films/midsommar

IMDB: Midsommar

Wikipedia: Midsommar (film)

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