In his first full-length feature film Ari Aster proves that best horror often means simple horror - after all, an old house and members of a slightly dysfunctional family are enough to scare someone. Appropriately for a film that begins with a obituary scene, the main focus of Hereditary is mourning and strange forms it can take - at least among the Grahams, as they are trying to cope with the death of their grandmother, whom, as it turns out pretty soon, no one really knew. Neither did her daughter, reconstructing in miniature increasingly tragic events happening in her family, let alone her grandchildren - teenage Peter and little Charlie. With the help of Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne in their best performances in years, as well as perfect shots by his long-time Polish operator Paweł Pogorzelski, Aster shows he can play with the big boys of Hollywood, meanwhile making the viewers jump nervously in their seats. "Rest in peace?" Not this time.
American director and screenwriter. He grew up in New York. As a director he debuted with a controversial short movie entitled The Strange Thing About the Johnsons. He studied at AFI Conservatory, where he met Paweł Pogorzelski, who later became his co-worker. His first full-length feature film Hereditary starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne was presented i.a. at the Sundance Festival and was declared one of the best horror movies in recent years. He is currently working on a film entitled Midsommar.
2011 The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (short)
2013 Munchausen (short)
2014 The Turtle’s Head (short)
2016 C’est La Vie (short)
2018 Dziedzictwo. Hereditary / Hereditary