A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.Written by
A truly unique film that REQUIRES an explanation article read after viewing
My review was originally 7/10 before I read an article explaining what the hell I just saw. The explanation made me look back at the film and love it more for what it is. This is a film that is going to receive mixed reviews from the general audience. It's a film that will make you uncomfortable once the end credits begin. The soundtrack and cinematography is outstanding. This is one of the most beautifully shot films I've ever seen.
Recommended for a film fan... not recommended for someone paying to be entertained.
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