Midsommar ★★★★

I really enjoyed Midsommar. The cinematography was great, everything was meticulously framed and the colour palette was real vibrant. The set designs were brilliant too, all the pagan symbolism on walls (particularly in the dorm barn) and tapestry as well as the shapes of the various houses around the commune. There are similar thematic ties with Aster’s first film Hereditary too, particularly trauma, grief and family. The tripping and visual hallucinations are the most accurate I’ve seen in a film - subtle shimmering and the effect of nature pulsating and breathing... Nailed it. The story itself is predictable and has obvious nods to The Wickerman but is much heavier visually - there are some brutal moments (which I’ve come to expect in Aster’s films now).

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