A film by Ari Aster
Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren
Dani and Christian are about to separate when Dani’s family is affected by a tragedy. Saddened by the young woman’s mourning, Christian can not bring herself to leave her alone and takes him and his friends to a summer festival that takes place once every 90 years and takes place in a village in Sweden.
But what begins as a carefree holiday in a country where the sun does not go down will quickly take a much more sinister and disturbing turn.
Yes if you have seen the original wicker man, here Aster has rewrite it and add some elements to it to turn it around in an original idea and did he ever succeed. Shot on location in this little village in Sweden . Aster here is talented enough to to build the tension with some horrific images plus his knowledge of lingering on the uncomfortable moments for a little too long. Aster here took along those theme family tragedy, bad break up, and grief to make this old fashion horror film. Midsommar is outstanding and many things at once folks horror, adult tale, sorcery, and yes even dark comedy. We follow this couple, Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor), on the verge of a break up who travel to Sweden with a group of Jack’s grad school friends to experience a once-in-every-ninety-year Midsommar festival. The group is invited to the festival by Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren) who is part of this community as he calls it. This village off the map has this festival were they celebrate summer. Weird horrific things is going to happen soon after that. Here Aster shines by never letting go the tension and using some terrific score. This film feels like an hallucinogenic trip at times . Dani will feel uncomfortable at time but later due to some drinking some kind of potion to make you fell good will start to feel at home. It is about this girl who became an orphan and jump right in an other family to become her family but people have to pay a price. well I will travel next summer to Sweden. Ha!ha!ha!ha!