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
  • fayebee-36556 - 8 January 2023
    An unusual horror
    When I first heard of this, someone proposed it fell under the "good for her" horror genre (think films like teeth, Carrie, Jennifer's body) due to the ending. However someone else disputed this, stating that the ending is in no way good for the female lead, as the whole film is written and filmed in a way that mimics what is happening to the main character - the indoctrination and confirmation of them into the cult, until they are entirely lost within. They argued that this is more of a subtle horror film, in that it doesn't bludgeon the viewers over the head with shock tactics, but slowly sucks us in to the increasingly weird situation until we have lost sense of reality, much like the main characters, and indoctrinates us in much the same way as the character. In fact, they argued it was almost feminine comparably to many other horrors, in its nuances and subtlety, and all the more pervasive due to its manner of telling the story, drawing us in like the cult it portrays. Gotta say.. I watched it purely on that description, and goddamn it was right. Bloody loved it.
  • pieraussie - 25 December 2022
    When will I stop?
    I keep watching horror movies, and supposed horror like this, and keep remaining disappointed. After Smile and Barbarian now this Midsommar promised something it couldn't deliver. It's like they can't make anymore a reasonable scary movie without people taking questionable decisions. After the dive, and the bounce, everyone in the world would have ran to the car and left. But than there would be no movie, alas they need to have people acting dumb and staying. In this particular movie there is also some dishonesty by the writer, since he makes it appear at the end like Dani was tricked by Pelle in flying to Sweden and everything was planned to have a new queen ecc, when in reality her decision to go was accidental, but again if she did not go the director would have no movie. His previous Hereditary was already bad and if I knew it was the same guy I would have passed. It is too long. It is not scary. Someone could find some kind of allegory related to today's society, but you'd really need to have lots of imagination. The way these wacky Swedish are shown I was sure the director would be Danish. At the end I regret having dedicated 150 minutes to this, but I could not sleep and the vision helped me to do it. Merry Xmas!