MIDSOMMAR 33rd place, just above Poltergeist, on Empire’s list of the 50 best horror movies of all time:
After the sheer, unrelenting darkness of Hereditary, just one year later writer-director Ari Aster stepped out into the bright sunlight – and made that utterly terrifying too. Midsommar’s sun-bleached visuals are just as nightmarish, pitching everything into the realm of the uncanny as Florence Pugh’s grief-stricken Dani loses her grip on reality at a festival hosted by Swedish cultists. As with his previous film, Aster grounds the horror in emotional devastation – this time in a searing deconstruction of a toxic relationship, as Jack Reynor’s cowardly boyfriend Christian backs out of breaking up with Dani when she suffers a sudden family tragedy. Creepy, deeply unsettling, with brutally gory jolts – and an undeniable sense of beauty. Just bear witness to its instantly iconic flower-wreathed finale.
Interview on Ghoulish Cast
Playing myself in celebrated semi-autobiographical feature Uje (Spring Uje Spring). DELAYED PREMIERE!
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