Midsommar is a 2019 folk horror film directed by Ari Aster.
A24 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 released the trailer:
MIDSOMMAR | Official Trailer HD | A24.
College student Dani Ardor suffers from depression after her sister kills their parents and then herself. 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, to which she agrees. The group flies to Sweden and arrive at the commune, where they meet Simon and Connie, an English couple invited by Pelle's brother Ingemar. He offers the group psilocybin, and under the influence of the drug, Dani has hallucinations of her dead sister. 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 the Hårgas' views on death, stating that every member must do the same at the age of 72. 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 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, Connie decides to leave on her own.
Principal photography began on July 30, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary, and wrapped in October 2018.
The film Midsommar was scheduled to be released on June 24, 2019 (Los Angeles), on July 3, 2019 (United States), on July 10, 2019 (Sweden), on July 18, 2019 (Russia), on August 9, 2019 (United States) and on September 26, 2019 (Germany) by A24 (United States), Nordisk Film (Sweden), BF Distribution, Cathay Cineplexes, Digi-Optic Films, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Elevation Pictures, Entertainment Film Distributors, Gutek Film, Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD), MM2 Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Phars Film, Roadshow Films, Tanweer Alliances, Weltkino Filmverleih, DeAPlaneta and Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
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 $36 million.
The film had received a "R" 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.
Official website: a24films.com/films/midsommar
Wikipedia: Midsommar (film)