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Ari Aster
USA 2019 / 141’
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians Mirai

Ari Aster, the director of the acclaimed Hereditary, is back with another astonishing work. Midsommar is one of those films that you will remember for the rest of your life. Both visually stunning and terrifying, it is a visionary work filled with extraordinary symbolism. Dani and Christian are young Americans who make a last-ditch effort to try to save their failing relationship. Grieving in the wake of a family tragedy, Dani decides to join Christian and his friends on a summertime expedition to the north of Sweden. There, in a village cut off from the world, an ancient festival of the summer solstice is celebrated once every ninety years. Their romantic getaway quickly turns into a cruel and disturbing journey. For Dani and Christian, the idyllic landscape becomes an uneven battlefield for their relationship and the setting for an attempt to overcome their own weaknesses. This is the most disturbing film of the decade.

Marcin Pieńkowski

Ari Aster

(Born 1988) Ari Aster is an American director and screenwriter, best known for writing and directing the 2018 horror film Hereditary and the 2011 short film The Strange Thing About the Johnsons. Between 2011 and 2018, Aster wrote and directed more short films, often teaming with his AFI Conservatory friends Alejandro de Leon and Pawel Pogorzelski to produce and shoot. 

Selected filmography

2011 The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (short)

2018 Dziedzictwo. Hereditary / Hereditary

2019 Midsommar. W biały dzień / Midsommar

Cast & Crew

director Ari Aster
screenplay Ari Aster
cinematography Paweł Pogorzelski
editing Lucian Johnston
music The Haxan Cloak
cast Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Anna Åström
producer Patrik Andersson, Lars Knudsen
production B-Reel Films, Parts and Labor
Polish distributor Gutek Film
language English
colouration colour