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.
Let the festivities begin
Ari Aster follows up the impressive Hereditary with another stellar movie. The movie is incredibly well-made. There is very impressive and meticulous craftsmanship throughout, from the direction to the production design, camera-movement and cinematography.
This wasn't as scary or dark as Hereditary, but gives a definite sense of unease and dread. The spirital cult-like setting with strange traditions and culture clash is very reminiscent of The Wicker Man. There are some crazy scenes which you as the viewer know how they'll play out, but you're unable to warn the unsuspecting visitors.
Although there are a few strands that are left a little untied or abruptly disregarded, there is plenty to keep you intrigued – the whole movie will stay with you long after the credits role.