Director: Ari Aster Run Time: 147 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2019
Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper
Country: United States, Sweden
Language: English, Swedish
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About the film:
Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.
“The feel-mad movie of the decade.”
—Charlotte O’Sullivan for the London Evening Standard
About the filmmaker:
American director Ari Aster perfected his craft in short films before finally breaking through with his feature debut. A New York native, he studied filmmaking at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. He garnered acclaim with his first feature-length film Hereditary (2018). Starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne, from a script by Aster, the horror tale centered around a family with a history of mental illness and disturbing deaths. It earned critical praise and was a surprise hit with audiences. He followed with the psychological thriller Midsommar (2019), starring Florence Pugh and Will Poulter. His third feature, Disappointment Blvd, is slated for release later in 2022.See our upcoming films