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But do you feel held by him? Does he feel like a home to you?
In Midsommar, Ari Aster presents us a fairy tale focusing on the mind of a completely unstable protagonist after a family tragedy, causing her an emotional dependency and constant anxiety attacks. Knowing that she is completely alone, her only wish is to have a true human connection.
At first, those feelings only intensify with a trip to a village in Sweden. But what turns out to be a nightmare for others, becomes a home for Dani. In Hälsingland, she finds the comfort she hadn't experienced for a long time. And finally, she's understood. Loved. Embraced.
This leads us to the final scene, where Dani give up from herself to become the cult. Leaving all her memories behind. Leaving all her story behind. Leaving all her pain behind. To become the May Queen. Although she is insane now, her freedom finally came. “It is horrible and it is beautiful”.