Let the festivities begin
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor
Release Date: July 5th 2019
A group of friends travel to rural Sweden from the US to experience the fabled mid-summer festival that only happens once every 90 years, only for the festival events and the townspeople to become increasingly bizarre and violent.
When Hereditary came out last year it put young director Ari Aster on the map, with this imaginative unsettling supernatural horror and easily being one of the best of 2018, so I like a lot of people were excited to see what he would come up with next and if he could recapture the magic that made his last film so good.
Now that I’ve seen the trailer I’m more excited than ever to watch this film, I’m not overly familiar with the cast with the exception of William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Will Poulter (The Maze Runner), but Aster has worked his magic with a relatively young/inexperienced cast before to great results, it still remains a mystery to me how Toni Collete didn’t receive at least an Oscar nomination for her performance.
Midsommar looks stylish, filled with tension and given how well the editing is in the trailer, I’m more confident than ever that Hereditary wasn’t a fluke and Aster might just have another hit on his hands.
When will I go see it? Opening Week