Ari Aster sensationally entered the world of cinema. Hereditary was hailed by critics as a masterpiece of modern horror, and Midsommar strengthened Aster's position as one of the most interesting directors of young generation. Exclusively for the Festival audience, Gutek Film brought over the director's cut of Aster’s last movie. During the 10th American Film Festival we will present the three-hour version of Midsommar and the viewers will have a chance to meet the director himself.
In the extended version of the film, Aster focuses on the collapsing relationship between Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) as well as on strange rituals taking place in the idyllic Swedish cottage.
Dani and Christian are young Americans whose relationship is in a crisis. The family tragedy influences Dani who decides to join Christian and his friend in their journey to northern Sweden. In the village, cut off from the rest of the world, they meet people who celebrate the ancient summer holiday which takes place every 90 years. The trip quickly changes into a series of disturbing events and strange rituals.
Ari Aster created a horror fairy tale set in a beautiful surrounding illuminated with a daylight. Midsommar stars young American actors and actresses: Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, Little Women), Will Poulter (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place).