Midsommar – USA, 2019: with first official trailer

Midsommar is a 2019 American folk horror feature film written and directed by Ari Aster (Hereditary). The movie stars Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, Jack Reynor and Julia Ragnarsson.



An American couple, Dani and Christian, whose relationship has seen better days, embark on a trip to Scandinavia with friends Mark (Will Poulter), Josh (William Jackson Harper), and Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren), the latter of whom has invited them to visit his remote village in Sweden…

Ari Aster recently told Fandango that:

“There’s nothing as explicit as [worshipping King Paimon]. There’s no Paimon involved. But I would say that [Midsommar] is something of a companion to Hereditary, although the similarities didn’t really occur to me until we were on set. And thematic ties became apparent to me. But nothing so overt as Paimon worshipping.”

Ari Aster recently told Entertainment Weekly [from where the pic above was first posted]:

“The film is definitely mining the same vein as Wicker Man was working, but as a piece of folk-horror, it’s pretty irreverent in that it doesn’t really stay comfortably on that route. That’s why I’m making sure to describe it as a fairytale. It’s not a million miles away from something like Alice in Wonderland. It’s a psychedelic film. But there are no solid [comparisons] that I can hand you. I’m hoping that the film feels pretty singular and is a trip.”

In the same piece, Midsommar cast members Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh explained more about the cult:

“[In] The Wicker Man, that’s kind of a cult you wouldn’t mind being a part of. But these guys, in Midsommar, they’re really f—ing creepy dudes. They’re a really weird, culty kind of commune. Everybody’s all dressed in white, they have strange kinds of social cliques.”

Plugh went on to elaborate about her character Dani:

“Dani has had a loss, [and] by the time that the film starts, she’s in the middle of a relationship that is on its way out. When we meet her, she’s just about to suffer some more. So it’s pretty much rock bottom with her! They’re in the middle of their holiday, and a few of them are over it, and I’m getting inspired to look around and figure things out.”


Midsommar will be released by A24 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Florence Pugh … Dani
  • Will Poulter … Josh
  • William Jackson Harper … Mark
  • Jack Reynor … Christian
  • Julia Ragnarsson
  • Björn Andrésen … Dan
  • Anna Åström … Karin
  • Henrik Norlén … Ulf
  • Liv Mjönes … Ulla
  • Louise Peterhoff … Hanna
  • Archie Madekwe … Ingemar
  • Ellora Torchia
  • Gunnel Fred … Siv
  • Rebecka Johnston … Ulrika
  • Isabelle Grill … Maja
  • Balázs Megyeri … Harga
  • Anki Larsson … Irma

Filming locations:

Budapest, Hungary


The Wicker Man (1973)

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