Original Release: July 3, 2019 (United States)
Directed by: Ari Aster
Written by: Ari Aster
Produced by: Patrik Andersson, Lars Knudsen
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Running Time: 148 minutes
Budget: $9 million
Box office: $46.9 million
|Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.|
Cast & Characters
Florence Pugh (Dani Ardor), Jack Reynor (Christian Hughes), William Jackson Harper (Josh), Vilhelm Blomgren (Pelle), Will Poulter (Mark), Ellora Torchia (Connie), Archie Madekwe (Simon), Henrik Norlén (Ulf), Gunnel Fred (Siv), Isabelle Grill (Maja), Agnes Rase (Dagny), Julia Ragnarsson (Inga), Mats Blomgren (Odd), Lars Väringer (Sten), Anna Åström (Karin), Hampus Hallberg (Ingemar), Liv Mjönes (Ulla), Louise Peterhoff (Hanna), Katarina Weidhagen (Ylva), Björn Andrésen (Dan), Tomas Engström (Jarl), Dag Andersson (Sven).
Awards & Nominations
2019: Gotham Independent Film Awards – Best Actress for Florence Pugh, Best Screenplay
2020: Hollywood Critics Association – Best Horror
2020: Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award for Florence Pugh
Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.