The Season of Folk Horror: Midsommar – Director’s Cut
This Halloween we are exploring the sub-genre of Folk-Horror. Three evenings across the end of October dedicated to movies that explore our fear of nature, unknown history and our own dark humanity. From the mind of 2018’s unforgettable Hereditary, Ari Aster’s latest film takes influence from such cult classics as Blood on Satan’s Claw and The Wicker Man (also showing in our season) to deliver a beautiful nightmare that demands to be seen on the big screen.
Midsommar was released earlier this year to universal critical acclaim for its conscientious look at grief, healing and community and stands out as a shining example of the Folk Horror renaissance. Now this modern masterpiece returns with Aris Aster’s Director’s cut who describes it as a “much richer” and “more textured experience, and, perhaps most importantly, gives you the time required to fall even deeper under its harsh psychedelic spell.”
The story follows a young couple visiting an isolated Swedish village; over the course of their vacation, they discover that its residents participate in an eccentric set of seasonal traditions. The recent death of the main character’s parents casts a sense of dread over the proceedings. Starring Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, The Falling, Fighting with my Family), Will Poulter (Black Mirror, The Maze Runner, Son of Rambow) and Jack Raynor (Sing Street, Macbeth, Glassland).
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Run Time: 171 minutes