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
(2018)
Midsommar Director
(2019)
(2023)

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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 avoid a lot of horror films because so many of them are produced so cynically. There are always exceptions to that. I think South Korea has been producing incredible genre films for the last ten years, and not just in the horror genre. See more »

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At four years old he saw his first movie in theaters, Dick Tracy (1990). During one scene a character fired a Tommy gun in front of a fiery background. Purportedly, Ari jumped up from his seat and ran out of the theatre in fear, causing his mother to have to chase after him. See more »

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