Midsommar: Directors Cut
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Midsommar: Directors Cut

Fri
17
Fri Jan 17 8:45 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
177 Mins
January
Fri Jan 17

Following on from the 2018 breakout horror hit, Hereditary, Ari Aster brews up a tisane of terror in the dizzying daytime nightmare, Midsommar

Emotionally fragile Dani (Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth SWIFF’18) is still lost in the fugue of a recent family tragedy when she joins her boyfriend, Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. The festivities begin, and their beatific hosts - with their Maypoles, muslin gowns, and flower crowns - seem to be toeing some hazy Scandinavian line between a weekend at Coachella and Wicker Man. Like the workings of any cult worth its hallucinogenic salts, the pastoral paradise soon becomes an increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing experience.

Visionary director, Aster once again places his uniquely horrifying lens on the subject of grief and catharsis, leaving the claustrophobic haunted house of his lauded debut Hereditary for rolling fields and endless sunshine, a cinematic fairy-tale where every darkly delightful twist unfolds under open blue skies, verdant valleys and quaint clapboard barns. Charged by tight choreography, psychedelic cinematography, Midsommar is a revelatory musing and every frame a feast for the senses.

Clocking at nearly 3-hours, don your best flower garlands and pagan garb, and join the SWIFF team for the Director’s Cut of Aster’s horrifying herbal haunt, just don’t forget to breathe.

Caution: contains distressing amounts of folk music
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Fri Jan 17

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Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450