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Midsommar Rated 18

Midsommar

Dir. Ari Aster. USA, 2019. 2h 27m. Starring Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Liv Mjönes, Julia Ragnarsson.

A young couple is on the brink of breaking up until a family tragedy keeps them together. In an attempt to repair their relationship, they head out on a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a sinister turn when the locals start acting in an increasingly threatening manner. A dread-soaked fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight from the visionary director of 2018 horror freakout Hereditary.

‘Sick but also beautiful, the film gets away with an impressively audacious running time, simply because it can. It dazzles you with dread.’ ★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph

‘An outrageous black-comic carnival of agony…a crescendo of paranoid trippiness building to an uproarious grossout in its final moments’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian