About

Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.

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Directed by

Ari Aster

Written by

Ari Aster (Screenplay)

Runtime

148 minutes

Country

United States of America, Sweden

Language

English

Tagline

Let the festivities begin.

Cast

Keywords

cult sweden anthropology psychological horror cultural conflict paranoia ritual paganism magic mushroom hallucinogenic drug boyfriend girlfriend relationshi midsummer folk horror midnight sun isolated community traumatized woman toxic relationship summer festival bad trip

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