Ari Aster

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Ari Aster is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for writing and directing the A24 horror films Hereditary (2018) and Midsommar (2019). Aster was born into a Jewish family in New York City on July 15, 1986, the son of a poet mother and musician father. He has a younger brother. He recalled going to see his first ... See full bio »

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Hereditary Director
Midsommar Director


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 2023 Disappointment Blvd. (directed by) (post-production)
 2019 Midsommar
 2018 Hereditary (directed by)
 2016 C'est La Vie (Short)
 2014 The Turtle's Head (Short)
 2014 Basically (Short)
 2013 Munchausen (Short)
 2011 Beau (Short)
 2011 TDF Really Works (Short)
 2011 The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (Short) (directed by)
 2008 Herman's Cure-All Tonic (Short)
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Other Works:

Essay: "Real Afterlife", Criterion Collection edition of "Defending Your Life".


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I love movies, I love genre, and I always find the most exciting way into any given genre is sideways. I typically like to think outside of the genre I'm dealing in. See more »


He has cited Rosemary's Baby(1968), Fanny and Alexander(1982), Persona(1966), A Matter of Life and Death(1946), The Thing(1982), 45 Years(2015), A Brighter Summer Day(1991), The Age of Innocence(1993), In the Mouth of Madness(1994), The Piano Teacher(2001), 8 1/2(1963), and Repulsion(1965) as the films that influenced him the most. See more »


Seamless mix of horror and extremely dark humor See more »

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