Since it was first seen at the Sundance Film Festival in January last year, Hereditary (2018) achieved the status of one of the most awaited
horror movies of 2018. This year will see the release of Midsommar (2019), the new movie from Ari Aster,
and at this point, it is fair to say this
new work is having the same expectations as the filmmaker’s predecessor.
Midsommar (2019) tells the story of a young woman who recently suffered the decease of her parents and she decides to travel to Sweden with her friends to visit the isolated hometown of one of her pals. The idea is to attend to a mid-summer festival, “Midsommar” in original Swedish language. But what begins as an idyllic retreat surrounded by intriguing traditions quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Ari Aster, who is also the author of the screenplay, filmed the movie between July and October 2018 only not in Sweden but in Budapest, Hungary. The main cast is formed by a group of international actors with a strong presence of Scandinavian performers formed by Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, Julia Ragnarsson, Anna Åström, Björn Andrésen, Liv Mjönes, Henrik Norlén, Louise Peterhoff, Isabelle Grill, and Will Poulter.
Midsommar (2019) is coming out in August this year but the people from A24, distributors of the film, just made public the first trailer. You can watch it here:
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