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.

  • Released: 2019-07-03
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, Vilhelm Blomgren, Isabelle Grill, Gunnel Fred, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Henrik Norlén, Agnes Westerlund Rase, Julia Ragnarsson, Mats Blomgren, Lars Väringer, Anna Åström, Hampus Hallberg, Liv Mjönes, Louise Peterhoff, Katarina Weidhagen, Björn Andrésen, Tomas Engström, Dag Andersson, Lennart R. Svensson, Anders Beckman, Rebecka Johnston, Tove Skeidsvoll, Anders Back, Anki Larsson, Levente Puczkó-Smith, Frans Cavallin Rosengarten, Vilmos Kolba, Mihály Kaszás, Gabi Fón, Zsolt Bojári, Klaudia Csányi, Anna Berentzen, Austin R. Grant, Maximilian Slash Marton
  • Director: Ari Aster
  • pcaxade-461-533728 - 5 June 2024
    IKEA reveals its secrets!
    In this advertisement of northern european minimalism you will finally understand the obscure secrets about how IKEA brainwashed the world and became an international powerhouse. The key is to be blonde and boring and dress up in a european folk costume so that americans can feel they are consuming culture. The scariest part of the movie is the fact that it actually got made... spooky... Sit down and enjoy the longest emptiest snd hipsteriest catalogue of flat and symmetrical images adorned with noisy background sound to try and unsuccessfully disturb you. Be ready to want to buy the furniture as in any IKEA tour!
  • SonGoku540 - 19 April 2024
    Midsommar: A Visually Stunning and Psychologically Intense Horror Experience
    "Midsommar," directed by Ari Aster, is a visually stunning and psychologically intense horror film that takes the audience on a surreal journey into a disturbing pagan cult. The film follows a group of friends who travel to a remote Swedish village to attend a midsummer festival, only to find themselves trapped in a nightmarish and increasingly violent ritual.

    One of the most striking aspects of "Midsommar" is its visual presentation. The film is beautifully shot, with lush cinematography that captures the eerie beauty of the Swedish countryside and the vivid rituals of the cult. The use of light and color is particularly effective, creating a sense of unease and otherworldliness that permeates the entire film.

    The performances in "Midsommar" are also exceptional. Florence Pugh delivers a standout performance as the grief-stricken protagonist, Dani, effectively conveying her character's complex emotions and inner turmoil. Jack Reynor also impresses as Dani's emotionally distant boyfriend, Christian, bringing depth to a character who could easily have been one-dimensional.

    Another positive aspect of "Midsommar" is its exploration of complex themes such as grief, trauma, and the nature of relationships. The film delves into the darker aspects of human nature, challenging the audience to confront uncomfortable truths about themselves and society as a whole.

    However, "Midsommar" is not without its flaws. Some viewers may find the film's slow pacing and deliberate, almost dreamlike narrative style off-putting. Additionally, the film's graphic and disturbing imagery may be too intense for some viewers, particularly those sensitive to violence and gore.

    In terms of technical aspects, "Midsommar" is expertly crafted. The film's sound design is particularly effective, with a haunting score that enhances the film's eerie atmosphere. The production design is also top-notch, with intricate sets and costumes that bring the world of the cult to life.

    In conclusion, "Midsommar" is a visually stunning and thematically rich horror film that pushes the boundaries of the genre. While it may not be to everyone's tastes, particularly due to its graphic content and slow pacing, it is a thought-provoking and immersive experience that lingers long after the credits roll.
  • destiny_west - 12 January 2023
    Style over substance
    I love quirky horror films, however Midsommar failed to deliver for me. Sure it is visually beautiful. I would never deny that. The idea of the story is fantastic, but beyond that it is just a hot mess.

    I hope one of the fan theories stating that they think the whole plot line is just a drug fueled illusion is actually the case. I could definitely buy that.

    Over all I was very disappointed with the plot. I wanted so much more. The gore is lacking, any shocks are lacking. I just felt the whole thing was a big blah.

    If you want something visually beautiful to look at, then go ahead. If you are looking for something ground breaking in the horror genre then look away.
  • pauljonathancampbell - 27 December 2022
    Plentiful Style, Not Enough Substance
    Beautiful cinematography, staging and directing with a palpable sense of dread and foreboding despite the bright and sunny setting. You know things are not going to end well, you just don't know how - a modern psychological horror story.

    However, despite the run time and the opportunity to say something significant about relationships given the dynamics included in the initial scenes, the metaphors and messages of this movie are weak at best. A real missed opportunity to elevate this movie.

    Don't take drugs while you're trapped in a cult and isolated in a foreign country with no chance of escape kids.
  • esherahc - 17 December 2022
    Very Uncomfortable. Like any A24 film
    My husband and I like to experiment with A24 films. They seem to be a hit or a miss. One thing is for sure: if you haven't found yourself able to enjoy any A24, you probably wont enjoy this. That's the only word I can consistently apply to A24 films: uncomfortable. Sometimes this is good, most of the time, not so much.

    In this case, I think it works for the film. Not to mention I'm a huge Florence Pugh fan (who isn't at this point). Her performance is gripping to say the least. The atmosphere (by that I mean the literal weather and bright cheery lighting) of the film sets a great juxtaposition against the slow burning and horrifying themes, which i like.

    This film doesn't slap you in the face with horror, rather it builds very slowly, making the viewer feel, you guessed it, even more uncomfortable by the minute. But it's a well done movie. Definitely an homage to The Wicker Man, but unique enough in its own rite.
  • themouthoftruth - 15 November 2022
    the horror of where we come from
    MIDSOMMAR by Ari Aster, is an interesting movies that explore the creepy folk traditions. MIDSOMMAR slowly deeps us in the nightmare in full light. Florence Pugh is great in the opening sequence, then the slow-burning suspense takes foot until the shocks of the 'cliff' sequence then tasing take the wrong turn and the horror starts. The problem are the main characters which are not very likeable, and the film lack meaning and narrative cohesion. The film is truly fascinating but also random and meaningless. Now there are many more films that are not perfect, but MIDOSOMMAR was nonetheless able to mark a point and become a different horror film that marks the genre and maybe the this art in general.
  • Dr_Shakamoto - 29 October 2022
    Didn't grasp the Nettle
    I have conflicting opinions about this film. The film was beautifully shot, many murders take place and the majority of the film featured a rural scenery. However the film made a massive mistake not casting John Nettles in the lead role. Florence Pugh is a very good actress but is no Bergerac.. Having watched the film numerous times now, I'm not even sure it was located in an English village. The plot on a whole was good but it definitely had a darker tone than the original tv series. I was surprised with the inclusion of the graphic sexual content but this aspect worked well and should be included in future episodes. However on the whole this is another reason why TV series shouldn't be made into films.