A couple travels to Scandinavia to visit a rural hometown's fabled Swedish 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
In the script, Dani and her friends all live in New York and her parents live in Minnesota. All of the US scenes are filmed in Utah. See more »
While the visual transition is well done cinematically, the inside of an airplane's lavatory door looks much different than depicted in the plane. Additionally, the "lock" sign is pointing in the wrong direction, the coat hook is upside down, and there is no door handle to open the door from the inside, just a pull mechanism to close the door. But this is not a bi-fold door, so that would not work and Dani would be stuck in the lavatory. See more »
Where is your friend? Yosh?
I know, ah... We have no idea.
He, and your other friend - They both disappears the same day. You see how it looks?
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A 171-minute long director's cut premiered at the Scary Movies XII film festival at the Lincoln Film Center. This version adds more graphic violence and extends many pre-existing scenes. See more »
Not sure what this is supposed to be. Its definitely not a horror movie. Its not even that scary, has a few unsettling moments but thats it. Its just weird and doesnt really have any dramatic arc or raising the tension. Basically the whole movie is a few strangers saying WTF? constantly and everyone else telling them " 'ts ok ! guys"
Also besides that, its revolves around a traumatized, annoying and totally without self respect girl that slowly starts benefiting from this weird place. Because of course, we cannot have a film these days without it being a "personal journey" of some sorts. Writers trying to be smart and "deep".
Yeah nothing beats a bizzare and crazy rituals to make you sane.
If youre expecting horror and monsters or supernatural, keep going. Its just a weird film with no real ending, resolution, interesting character or events. Albeit with nice filmography and quite good actors it has no real dramatic structure or captivating story.
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