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.
When her mentally ill mother passes away, a woman named Annie (Toni Collette) and her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff) and daughter (Milly Shapiro) all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural. They each begin to have disturbing, otherworldly experiences linked to the sinister secrets and emotional trauma that have been passed through the generations of their family.
Ari Aster wrote detailed biographies and backstories for all of the characters before even writing the screenplay. See more »
In the parking lot when Annie meets Joanie for the first time, during their interaction, the front passenger-side head rest is curiously missing from her Volvo. When she is next shown driving, after leaving her first seance at Joanie's, she hears her deceased daughter's mouth click as if from the back of the car, we see the front passenger-side headrest is back in place. See more »
Loved this movie, it wasn't hard to figure out once it peaked .. but getting there was great. I see people don't like this film and I can understand that. But it reminded me of Rosemary's Baby and that's saying a lot. As the story unfolds you see how truly horrifying this persons (Toni Collette) life has been.. the performances are spot on. This movie really ramps up in the last twenty minutes.. it's not fir everyone but it creeped me out and I watch a lot of horror.
Give it a shot .. it's well worth it.
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