Oh yeah, Ari Aster is gonna bring the pain again in Midsommar. Confirmed. The first trailer for Aster and A24‘s Hereditary follow-up teased a whole new vibe for the filmmaker, with sun-soaked cinematography and a vivid outdoorsy palette, but the new trailer brings the pain with brutal bodily injury and a whole heap of emotional turmoil. Now there’s the Ari Aster we know and
The new trailer also offers a bit more insight into the characters and their trauma, focusing on Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor), an American couple who are on the verge of breaking up when a personal tragedy keeps them together. Their roughly-patched relationship comes just in time for Christian’s long-planned bro-trip to a remote Swedish village, where the citizens are celebrating a midsummer festival that occurs once every 95 years. Suffice it to say, things get pretty effed up, and trauma — emotional and physical — ensues. Aster previously called Midsommer “a breakup movie, in the same way that Hereditary is a family tragedy,” and called the film “Wizard of Oz for perverts”. Yikes, I guess? So buckle up and get a peek in the new trailer below.
Also starring William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, and Will Poulter, Midsommar arrives in theaters on July 3.
Here’s the official synopsis for Midsommar:
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. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.